Daughter of Maa

by Henry Ole Kulet

KSh 500

Henry Ole Kulet’s Daughter of Maa is a hybrid of both worlds – traditionalism and modernism. Ole Kulet narrates the story of Seleina, a beautiful village girl, who is scheduled to marry Joseph Ole Malon according to Maa traditional customs. The marriage, like most African communities, is solemnised through an enkaputi. An enkaputi is a traditional agreement that brings together family members of both the bride and bridegroom; in this case Ole Mugie’s and Ole Malon’s family.


Ole Kulet comes out as a fierce voice of women in the Daughter of Maa where, despite the subordinate roles of characters such as Nalotuesha (Seleina’s mother) and Nariku-Nkera; Seleina and Anna Nalangu triumph at the end. The declaration by Lanto that ‘This is a women’s world’ lends credence to the writer’s commitment to empowerment not only of the Maa women, but others marginalized around the world.



Author: Henry ole Kulet
ISBN: 978-0582986534
Publisher: Longman Kenya
Size (inches): 6.9 x 4.4 x 0.4
Pages: 172
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Weight: 136.0777 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987

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Henry Ole Kulet

Henry Ole Kulet is quite a prolific author and writes in English. Often, his novels depict the Maasai culture which is the frame for most of his narratives. Ole Kulet is a renowned author whose other titles include the award winning Blossoms of the Savannah, Bandits of Kibi, Moran no More, Daughter of Maa and Vanishing Herds.