Rateng' And Bride: (A Poem)

Rateng' And Bride: (A Poem)

by Joseph R. Alila


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In the epic poem "RATENG' AND BRIDE" by Joseph R Alila (the author of such novels as "Whisper to My Aching Heart" and "Sunset on Polygamy"), the poet pleads with the hero (Rateng') to abandon a lifelong ambition of reigning in an elusive Bride, to redeem his honor and Ramogi people's collective pride. Of Rateng's elusive Bride--call her Power, Leadership or The Presidency--Alila reminds his hero of her corrupting, material allure and deadly charms; that like a gem, a Powerful Presidency corrupts everybody it touches, and its corrupting effects linger like the nauseating smell of a scared skunk. Employing rich imagery and proverbs, and never shy to go Luo vernacular with proverbs, in "RATENG' AND BRIDE", Alila has played his satirical hand, again, and demonstrated his knowledge of the political landscape of Kenya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438251097
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2008
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Joseph R. Alila was born in 1956 in Ndhiwa, Kenya. A well traveled scientist and educator. JR Alila is the Author of several novels, including, "SUNSET ON POLYGAMY," "THE MILAYI CURSE," and "WHISPER TO MY ACHING HEART."
RATENG' AND BRIDE is JR Alila's second book under poetry.

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