“A home without daughters is like a spring without a source.” The novel traces (he lives of three generations of women. Beginning with the story of AKOKO set in her rich traditional Luo surroundings through to the children of Awiti who live and die in die full swell of the 20th century. This is an epic story spanning cultures; filled with laughter and tears. A book that demands to be read at a sitting!
About the Author
Dr. Margaret Ogola was a pediatrician married to Dr. George Ogola. They had five children. She was the Executive National Secretary, Commission for Health and Family Life, Kenya Catholic Secretariat. She was also the Country Coordinator, Hope for African Child Initiative (HACI), Kenya. Her first novel The River and The Source won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in 1995 and The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best First Book, Africa region, 1995. She also coauthored Educating in Human Love together with her husband George.