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River and the Source, The [Paperback]

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Item description for River and the Source, The by Margaret A. Ogola...

In 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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Studio: Focus Books
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 29, 2004
Publisher   Focus Books
ISBN  9966882057  
ISBN13  9789966882059  

Availability  142 units.
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Transcend our Generation, Admirable Women  Jul 2, 2007
This was my High School set-books read for my final exams. It was my best read, inspiring, mesmerizing....excreta. It will give you a better understanding of the Luo culture, in addition to reflecting on the position of Women in a traditional society and the tremendous steps they took to succeed in a societal context that never even recognized the existence of women.
Akoko's character is the most outstanding... `a woman of iron'.
...its simply a must read!!!

A beautiful story of grace and faith  Feb 28, 2006
I just finished this book - just finding a copy required an inter-library loan from across the state. It was well worth the effort, and now I find myself looking for copies to buy and provide to friends and family.

"The River and the Source" vividly portrays the grace and strength of a family matriarch - the wife of a tribal chief - in precolonial Kenya. It follws her and her family through the colonial years, shows the family's conversion to Christianity, and follows the family for several generations to the present. The family continues to draw strength from their memories and stories of the matriarch, and from their faith in God.

There is a powerful strong Christian message in this book; what made it most interesting for me is how it ties that faith together with African culture. It will stick in my memory for years to come. I haven't read anything quite like it. Strongly recommended.
Lost in Civilization  Mar 25, 2004
The book shows how the western civilization brought an end to a culture; a legend.
Required Reading  Jan 31, 2002
You must read it to understand! I wish I could find enough copies to give them away to friends and family. As I understand it is is required reading in many schools throughout Kenya. If you can find it pick it up it's a wonderful book!

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