African Books Collective: The River and the SourceIt is a sweeping story following the lives of three generations of women, from Akoko, born into a traditional Luo community, to her grandchild Awiti, whose children live into the late twentieth century. Akoko is the only daughter of a great chief, and is so loved by one of her suitors that he agrees to pay thirty head of cattle as her bride price, a staggering sum at the time. She has never seen a white person, but has heard rumors of a new government, so walks five days, further than anyone in her community has ever gone, to plead for help. The District Commissioner investigates, and her wealth is returned. She has heard of a new religion, the god of which particularly loves widows and orphans.
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Review: The River and the Source by Margaret Ogola
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No eBook available Amazon. I thought it was a punishement when we were told to read it Now more than ever i want to read and re read it againthe book so inspired me to right my own. I just wish Margaret was here to direct me I love your work mama RIP. Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The River and the Source book. Read 43 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In , this novel won both the Jomo Kenyatta Literature .
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