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Some African Vignettes

  • Kihumbu Thairu

Abstract

In a continent where life expectancy at birth is as low as 38 years in some communities it may come as a surprise to discover that a few people do live beyond the age of 90. This paper is a collection of vignettes of the lives of five such individuals.

Keywords

Formal Burial African Elephant Central Highland Female Circumcision African Family 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kihumbu Thairu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NairobiChiromo CampusKenyaAfrica

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