farewell to a soft-spoken crusader

Asenath was a crusader in the struggle to keep oral literature alive. She put much effort into getting women writers together to explore the fields of oral literature. She has passed on. Read here some memories of a co-worker. 

Writer and publisher Asenath Bole Odaga in her house at Tom Mboya Estate Kisumu during an interview. Befor her demise, Asenath was very keen on bringing together East African women writers; she organised numerous workshops towards this effort. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Published by


I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.