About Us

Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies is an independently published blog designed to explore the traditional knowledge of the Gīkūyū people of Kenya and how this knowledge can be read in light of modern challenges. Culture is not something you put on a shelf to occasionally take out and admire and then put back on the shelf. Culture is a dynamic ever changing process that depends for its development and sustenance on some underlying fundamental unchanging truths. It cannot be a static nostalgic past which we yearn to go back to but a living present. Thus Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies is not interested in merely presenting the past but in exploring the past’s role and meaning today and even the hope for tomorrow.

GĪkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies main focus is therefore to explore the hazy twilight zone connecting traditional Gikuyu civilization and Western civilization and how the existential challenges in this twilight zone can be resolved in both/and rather than either/or scenarios.

The Gīkūyū Centre for Cultural Studies houses The Gīkūyū Documentation Centre – Mukurwe-ini: one of the great resource centres for those interested in Gīkūyū documents. To access the Doc Centre download the Catalogue.

For more details and directions to the Documentation Centre in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri, Kenya, how to contribute to this effort and how to benefit from the archival material kindly contact ADMIN, Mukuyu.

The Documentation Centre is run in association with Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga Trust.

E-mail: muiniwagicandi@gmail.com
Tel: +254 792 001025

8 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Does the Centre receive visitors and conduct presentations in English or with translation? I would like to visit in late 2022.

    Marcelle Rhone
    St. Louis, MO, USA


    1. Everybody is welcome to visit us and see how the Gĩkũyũ live today in the 21st Century. We can discuss anything in Gĩkũyũ, Kiswahili or English. You are welcome. Send us an email to arrange.


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