I Swear by Apollo

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Focus Publishers, 2002 - Fiction - 284 pages
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The sequel to The River and the Source, which won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best First Book, Africa Region in 1995. In this novel, Ogola tells of the lives of AIDS' orphans Lisa, Johnny and Alicia, and how they are guided to adulthood by their aunt Wandia, an intellectual and independent woman. The author weaves her narrative around the aspirations of her characters and how they develop to find a place in Luo/Kenyan society. A place they seek at the dawn of the twenty-first century, when Kenya is emerging from decades of corruption and deterioration; and in an environment of contradiction and mixed messages, where values and attitudes are continuously being re- examined.

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The River and the Source by Margaret Ogolla which won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature and the Commonwealth Writers' prize for the best book and which is currently used as a set book in the Kenya secondary schools has its sequel "I SWEAR BY APOLLO" where Ogolla tells about the lives of AIDS' orphans Johnny and Alicia and the two are guided to their adulthood by their Mum's sister Wandia,an intellectual and independent woman. Margaret further weaves her narrative around the aspirations of her characters and how they develop to find a place in the Luo community. This is a place they seek at the twenty-first century, where Kenya is emerging from decades of corruption and and in ambience of contradiction and mixed messages, where values and attitudes are continuously being re-examined.  

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i like all the novels written by m. ogolla beceuse it wits our minds from thinking away from negative things from other people.

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Wandia
7
Aoro
29
Danny
45
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