My Native Roots: A Family Story
Wanjui, J B
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In My Native Roots: A Family Story, Dr. J.B. Wanjui traces his roots to six generations down the line. He regrets that today’s grandparents, like him, rarely find time to pass on folklore. He considers this book his own way of passing on to his children, grandchildren and mbari (clan) the family lore. Relying on written history and oral accounts, Dr. Wanjui has constructed a refreshing narrative of his lineage, juxtaposing it with reminiscences of his formative years. The book will be treasured not only by his family and clan, but also by sociologists, historians, anthropologists and oral literature scholars.