Category Archives: Kenya

Maasai – Eneimua enkiteng’ (The origin of cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa nemeeta apa Ilmaasai nkishu. Ore nabo olong’, neipot Naiteru-kop Maasainta, aa ninye apa oltung’ani oiterie Naiteru-kop enkop, nejoki: “Maasinta lai, ayieu … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkikurrukur o nkaitin (Thunder and the Gods)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa nkaitin are: enkai narok o enkai nanyokie. Naa ore ena ai narok naa kebor, naa supat oleng’ nenyor iltung’ana. Kake ore enkai … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkolong’ o lapa (The Sun and the Moon)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa neyam enkolong’ olapa. Niaku keirukuruko anaake eituruk enkolong’ nesuj olapa. Naa keya nenauru olapa neyeng’iyeng’a nenap enkolong’ inkolong’i uni tolapa. Ore … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkiterunoto ekeeya (The origin of Death)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ore apa tenkiterunoto nemeetae apa Keeya. Inji oshi eikununye keeya enkop. Eetae apa oltung’ani oji Leeyio laa ninye apa eiterie Naiteru-kop enkop. … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkukuu tung’ani (The strange man)

Told by: Kaleku Family and Maika soit Written by: Miton Soit and Andrew ole Nkong’oni   Etii  apa  nejigu  enkukuu  tungani  nirag  enkaji. Nikilikwanishore  ng’oto enkera: “Kaji  ing’ua  naa kaji  iloito? Nejoki: “Intae  ake  airag  pee ekenyu  alo kulikae  oshon”. … Continue reading

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Turkana proverbs

Collected by: African Proverbs, Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanations)     Emam itwaan emam akar epei    (No person is an island)

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Maasai – LORMOTI OROK

written by: Andrew ole Nkong’oni Etii apa kulo murran nera apa ninche isiet neeta pookin ildiein. Nedumunye ninche apuo enjore aaru nkishu. Nepuo ninche too nkolongi kumok, kake eitu apa ninche etum nkishu. Netiru ninche esumash oleng. Kake, meeta ninche … Continue reading

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Kikuyu -Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ: Kana Kĩrĩa Gĩtũmaga Andũ Mathiĩ Marũngiĩ

Story by: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o First published by Jalada ( A Pan African writers’ collective http://jalada.org.) Re-posted with permission.   Tene mũno andũ maathiyaga na moko na magũrũ. No ti gũkuruma. Aca. Hĩndĩ ĩyo andũ nĩ makĩrĩtie ngarĩ kana thungura ihenya. … Continue reading

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Maasai- OLTATUANI (The Giants)

written by: Andrew ole Nkong’oni Etii apa enkanasa sapuk oleng olmaasai. Neitobir ninche emanyatta sapuk nemany ilmareita kumok oleng. Neiriwaa ninche ilmurran lenye meshomo enjore. Nemayian iltasati kituak tenebo oloiboni leina manyatta ilmurran lenye nepuo ilmurran enjero. Ore eshomo nkoling’i … Continue reading

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Luo proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Agulu kidiedi maonge tach.                                                   … Continue reading

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