by Grace Ogot
Grace Ogot has enjoyed a richly diverse career path leading
up to her debut as a writer in 1962. How might her experiences
have influenced her writing? Use the information provided
in the biography found here as well as the information and
story provided in your textbook to write a brief commentary
for an educational television tribute dedicated to Grace Ogot.
Share your commentary with the class.
Kenya Ė Ethnic Groups
Much of Grace Ogotís fiction is based on the customs, history,
and legends of the Luo people. This site contains a description
of the peoples of Kenya, including the Luo people. Scroll
down to the section containing information on the Nilotic
ethnic groups including Luo, Masai, Turkana, Samburu, and the
Kalenjin. For further information on the Luo, scroll to the
table at the bottom of the site. Create a brief written profile
of the Luo that includes cultural, historical, and economic facts.
History of the Mask
Your textbook presents an image of an African mask entitled "Bobo Butterfly Mask." Go to this site for information on the masking traditions of a variety of peoples. Design a mask that would represent your individual character or culture.