Unformatted text preview: elders) For Westerners, this is why Africans do not develop because they don’t change things and everyone is do the same thing according to each age group Being alone is unknown in Gikuyu society. To be asked to “be alone” would be very strange for them. Initiation • Circumcision of male and females; The U.N. has been fighting for African countries to end female circumcision and declare it illegal, and it is now illegal in every African country but the practice may still be happening. • The older women sponsor the person that does the circumcision for the females, and the opposite for the males. • No one will marry a female who has not been circumcised in their proper age group through the initiation, and vice versa....
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 2511 taught by Professor Tibebu during the Fall '11 term at Temple.
- Fall '11