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Rama was considered to be the most accomplished and respected of Dasaratha's 4 sons, and the obvious best choice to be chosen as his heir apparent. Even in daytime, the cold presence of a dying relative may be felt from far away, as if he were close by. Kikuyu had nine daughters, who became the ancestral mothers of the nine major clans of the Kikuyu nation. The Church nicked some of their Gods for promotional sainthood purposes and thus began the conversion process.

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Publisher: Peabody Museum Press (January 1999)

ISBN: 0873659090

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