THE LAST HAND OF RAMOGI BY BEN O, OKECH
Nuria Ranking: #42 in Kenya Fiction
The Last Hand of Ramogi is an epic about the life of a legendary Luo chief, diviner and healer named Gor Mahia. It captures his childhood trials and challenges to claim his birthright in a fight for succession of the royal stool of Sigama. He becomes chief at a period where the encroachment by colonial masters redefines the system of governance and the old traditions in Luo land.
The Luo will always honour the spirit of Ramogi—the father of their ancestry in many ways. Ben O. Okech honours his legacy through a trio of fascinating novels about the Legacy. Old storytellers will give way to new age storytellers but the gist of stories, just like their heritage will always stay the same. They are captured in the titles The Last pillar of Ramogi, The last Known Maidens of Ramogi and The Last Hand of Ramogi.