“A home without daughters is like a spring without a source.” 

5. The River and the Source by Margaret A Ogola

This book is an ode to four generations of strong, stunning African women. It follows their journey navigating through culture, ethnicity, History, HIV/AIDS and the ever changing socio-economic and political world.

The story starts with Akoko, set in the rich Luo tradition of Kenya and describes her determination, resilience and clarity of vision. This trickles down to her kin and throughout the story.

The River and the source portrays the innate resilience, dynamism and flamboyance of an African woman. It is a beautiful story that will make you cry and laugh.

It made my heart swell and I hope it does the same for you.


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