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.
She did a lot, this old lady Asenath Bole Odaga, who died a few weeks ago. She lectured at the University of Nairobi. She ran a bookshop in Kisumu. She published books in Dholuo. She wrote books with traditional stories. She wrote textbooks for schools. She worked on a dictionary In all of this she … Continue reading a tribute to asenath bole odaga
To her oral literature was very important. All her academic life and beyond she put oral literature on the agenda. She worked in the field to get stories and she put these stories into writing and into print. Now Asenath Bole Odaga has left us and she left a legacy.
From left: Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye, Prof Micere Githae Mugo, Muthoni Likimani and Grace Ogot. Writer Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor Published on Friday, November 29 2013 by The Daily Nation, Kenya Few writers are motivated by only one muse, and I am no exception. I draw my inspiration from conversations in market places, hair salons, public transport … Continue reading women who inspired my writing