Some African Vignettes

  • Kihumbu Thairu


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.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kihumbu Thairu
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  1. 1.University of NairobiChiromo CampusKenyaAfrica

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