The River and the Source by Margaret A. OgolaIn 1995, this novel won both the Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book in the Africa Region. Now reprinted, it remains in great demand. An epic story spanning cultures, it tells the lives of three generations of women. It traces the story of Akoko in her rich traditional Luo setting, through to the children who live and die in the 20th century.
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Aketch, the second wife of Chief Odero Gogni delivers a baby girl to the surprise of the chief who expected a baby boy. The girl is named Adoyo since she was born during the season when farmers were busy weeding. The second name, Obanda, is given to the child after the father and grandmother have a dream about the recently dead medicine man. The child would again be called Akello after her step grandmother who died childless. Now adoyo was very noisy and she got the name Akoko. The above outlines how naming took place among the Luo. Naming was a sacred way and it had to be respected.
The place where a river begins is called its source. River sources are also called headwater s. Rivers often get their water from many tributaries, or smaller stream s, that join together. The tributary that started the farthest distance from the river's end would be considered the source, or headwaters. Many rivers, including the Rhone in Western Europe, begin as streams in mountain s or hill s. As ice and snow melt, streams begin to flow downward from high mountains and the bases of glacier s.
The River and The Source
The River and the Source follows four generations of Kenyan women in a rapidly changing country and society. Ogola completed on her final book, titled Mandate of the people , before her death and it is set to be released posthumously., An Overview: The River and the Source is an epic tale of three generations of Kenyan women and their progeny, spanning over years, takes the reader from a nineteenth century rural village in Western Kenya to the end of the twentieth century in modern-day Nairobi.
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