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Gems of Wisdom from the African Continent

Publication Date: December 12, 2011

Riddles, along with proverbs, are key aspects of oral communication in many African cultures, including that of Abagusii of Kenya. Popular, especially with children in the community, participants typically use riddles to challenge one another's knoweldge. One person would metaphorically describe something with a concealed clue. The listener, using imagination, previous experience and the context in which the riddle is said, would search for the most relevant answer. It takes great imagination to get the correct answer.

Ogasusu na Okanyambu (The Hare and the Chameleon) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare thinks that he is superior to Chameleon and treats him with contempt. If it is true that he is better than Chameleon in all things, can he also defeat him in a race?

Ogasusu na Oganchogu (The Hare and the Elephant) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. The Hare deceives the Elephant that he has the ability to make his legs lighter and smaller.

Ogasusu na Okanyang'au (The Hare and the Hyena) is a trickster tale from the Abagusii community. Ther Hare happens to fall in love with Hyena's girlfriend. He quickly designs a trick to snatch her away from him.

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Year 2015

Burt Award (KENYA) for African Literature


Year 2006

Changamoto Arts Fund award.


Year 2002

Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.

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About Okemwa

Christopher Okemwa is a poet, actor, dancer, playwright, story-teller, short-story and children’s writer. He has won several awards in poetry. Learn More.