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GRACE OGOT: ONE OF THE AFRICA`S FINEST WRITERS AND THE FIRST WOMAN TO PUBLISH NOVEL IN EAST AFRICA

“Eee, that man’s daughter was built; we can’t refuse to acknowledge what our eyes are showing us tho! Owiny has brought us such a beautiful girl; a girl who shines like the sun’s eye; who
is as pretty as a copper ornament” ~ Grace Ogot, The Strange Bride (1989)
“When you are frightened, don’t sit still, keep on doing something. The act of doing will give you back your courage.”~ Grace Ogot
Grace Ogot, celebrated Kenyan writer of ethnic Luo origin, accomplished midwife, tutor, journalist and a BBC Overseas Service broadcaster and the first woman to publish a novel in East Africa and second in Africa after Nigeria`s Flora Nwapa.
Grace Emily Akinyi Ogot  (born May 15, 1930) is a celebrated Kenyan writer of ethnic Luo origin credited for being the first African woman writer in English to be published with two short stories in 1962 and 1964. Ogot was not only an author  and the first woman to have fiction published by the East African Publishing House, but an accomplished midwife, tutor, j…

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