ISBN 9789966702012
Pages 90
Dimensions 203 x 127mm
Published 2015
Publisher Syokimau Cultural Centre, Kenya
Format Paperback

Kioko and the Legend of the Plains

by Muli wa Kyendo

One day, when 10 year old Kioko tearfully watches as the warriors slaughter yet another of his favorite bulls, he resolves  to travel to the Land of Cattle to get his own bull. Grandmother warns him that the Land of Cattle is very, very far. “You walk and walk and walk until the sun sets and your feet swell so much they become as fat as those of an elephant. Then you walk many, many more days in the wilderness, where you meet the legendary, one-legged giants and cheeky spirits of the plains. You fight all kinds of fearsome animals and if you are still alive, you reach the Land of Cattle where you find the fiercest people you have ever seen!" But when Kioko gets lost, in the bewildering plains after stealing away to follow the warriors to the Land of Cattle, he finds there is much more in the plains than Grandmother had ever told him.

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About the Author

Muli wa Kyendo

Muli wa Kyendo is an author and the founder of Syokimau Cultural Centre, a non-profit organization which promotes culture, research and writing as a conservation method. The Centre's project, the Syokimau Cultural Center and Museum is a UNESCO World Decade for Cultural Development activity. His early books include Whispers and The Surface Beneath (Longman). He has also written and published children story books and plays. The play, The Woman of Nzaui was performed to great media acclaim.