There are a wholesome sum of Kalenjin writers livingwage in Rift Valley Province (Kenya). The Kalenjin make up about 5 million individuals. They’ve a sum of subgroups: Keiyo, Tugen, Marakwet, Nandi, Kipsigis, Sabaot, Pökoot, Okiek, Terik. The Kalenjin major faith is: Christianity.
The most well-liked Kalenjin ebooks downloads are…
- Reconquista Cowboy – A drug-addict and misplaced modern-day cowpoke feels duty-bound to altercation the Mexicans after they loot Texas.
- Quanah Parker’s Hereford Bull – Quanah Parker should gofor his Hereford bull again when it’s lifted by venal Texas Rangers.
- McMurtry’s Typewriter – Crook plot to pilfer Larry McMurtry‘s typewriters and Lonesome Dove collectibles from the repository.
- Johnny Marijuanaseed – A sort hearted humane heart advancement joint seeds.
- The Chinese Pope – The Vatican names a Cardinal the Pope, when he’s jailed by the Communist Chinese language. (Kalenjin Writers Prize, 2019)
- Tobit – A devout Jew in Amsterdam discovers a daughter-in-law and defys malevolent on a sum of floor.
- Lenin’s Body – Two drunks pilfer the physique of Lenin the darkness earlier than it’s purported to be entombed.
- Yamashita’s Wedding – A conartist and a known pretender movie 4 movie and Yamashita’s weddingceremony in the course of the Battle of Manila.
- The Baseball Muse – A Japanese gal leaves a profession as a geisha and rehabilitates bothered MajorLeague baseball gamers.
- Streets of Manila – When a Mexican alliance sends an topnotch team of murderer to Manila, the President of the Philippines combats again!
- Permanent Girlfriend – The primary Covid-19 Quarantine romantic comedy.
- Roosevelt Hotel – Sooner or later, imitations of famouspeople are used like annals textbooks, individuals can some to the thelodge and verify them out like a booklet.
- The Truth about the Chupacabra – Texas professors be taught the Chupacabra aren’t mangy coyotes however extraordinarily cautious ETs.
- The Tarantino Heist – A Tarantino look-alike makes a movie in Russia. (Kalenjin Writers Prize, 2016)
- A Year in Russia Without Women – The lads in Russia panic when ALL 72 million Russian ladies vanish.
- Verity’s Surfing Movie – An Ivy League lecturer preventing Alzheimer’s strikes to Southern to attempt to keep in mind her surfer youngster.
- Unsolicited Material – Two authors go to extraordinary lengths to have a creator learn their script.
- Tupac Lives – Topac Shakur is found livingwage on the roads of Las Vegas.
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – All agony breaks free within the Iraq battle.
- The Puppy Mill – A canine present fan is preyed upon by a venal sheriff’s deputy.
- The Weekender – A regime professor is framed and should serve weekend within the county imprisonment… the place he learns a number of issues.
- The Pirate Hunters – Navy SEALS don’t go on vacation however chase Somali scalywags.
- B-25 – POWs, in World Struggle, should create a B-25 and escape Japan earlier than August 6, 1945.
- The 10th Cavalry – A Black cavalry part should altercation Comanche, Confederates, famine and dehydration in West Texas.
- the little black dress – Bygonetimes of Russia as advised be the heiress of a costume handed down via the century.
- The Fisherman’s Wife – A Filipino should cope with the actuality that his partner is turning into renowned. (Kalenjin Writers Prize, 2017)
- The West Philippine Sea – A transgender gal is handled harshly however when her fishing boat is sunk she should selected to avoid wasting the workforce of allow them to drown..
- Slab City – Homesless and untoward spirits dwell rent-free within the California wasteland.
- Sea and Sky – A Filipino group of juvenile surfers assume an up gal with Alzheimer’s.
- Oscar Night – An star about to refrainfrom attempting will get one final opportunity, Oscar darkness.
- Second Grade – Muslim terrorists weather a tiny Ok-12 Oklahoma institution, however the second grade withstands.
- 500 MEALS – A resturanateur provides up baking efficiently to fry his dad’s previous couple of dailymeal.
- The New Corporate Culture – Socialism runs wild in New York Metropolis.
- Comanche – Docudrama concentratingon on the Comanche indigne group of West Texas.
- Dersu – A Siberian hunter is mistaken for a reform politician in Russia.
- Donetsk – A Russian Admiral is assassinated in EXACTLY the identical way at John F. Kennedy was in Dallas.
- Escape of the Planter – Robert Smalls, an escaped servant, bargains a accomplice boat and gives it to the North.
- Gelert and the Last Dog Show – A automaton JudgmentDay leaves only some the juvenile individuals to take care of 700 doggies.
- Ghost Mayor – A blurry runs for gran of Chicago.
- Anarene – Miniature township dope fable.
- Gravestones – A excessive institution science mission results in the disquieting revelation of raceprejudice in central Texas.
- Curators – Muslim librarians should transfer and conceal thousands and thousands of textbooks earlier than they’re burned by Tory.
- Lev – An atomistic Moscow lad should discover his mum in Leningrad when he KGB dad is caught up in considered one of Stalin’s suppression.
- Metro2 – When a Nazi armedforces all of a sudden showsup in present-day Moscow, the President of Russia should trytofind dogshelter within the Subway.
- Moscow Rocks – An all-female-band combats the regime in Russia. (Kalenjin Writers Prize, 2015)
- Peter the Great Vampire Killer – Peter the Great combats vampires hidden as communists and Swedes.
- Pray for Rain – When a West Texas rancher prays for precipitation, he receives a comeover from a Hollywood celebrity.
- Rumors – When an Afghani chap is arrested of serving the infidels, he should altercation for his ofalltime.
- Salton Sea Pet Motel – A pet mill is performing out of a pet motel in Southern California.
- Santa and the Pole Dancer – Christmastime is nearly lost due to employment conflict on the North Pole.
- Inside-Outside USSR – A surfer is dislodged from the united states the identical day Solzhenitsyn makes his soaring.
- Barko Ng Republika Ng Pilipinas – A brand new Filipina motion hero (helicopter pilot) saves her isle nation first from Chinese language after which Irainian invasions. (Kalenjin Writers Prize, 2020)
The Kalenjin are a group of Southern Nilotic peoples indigenous to East Africa, residing mainly in what was formerly the Rift Valley Province in Kenya. They number 6,358,113 individuals as per the Kenyan 2019 census. They are divided into nine culturally and linguistically related clans: Kipsigis, Nandi, Keiyo, Marakwet, Sabaot, Pokots, Tugen, Terik and Ogiek. They speak Kalenjin languages, which belong to the Nilotic language family.
Linguistic evidence points to the eastern Middle Nile Basin south of the Abbai River, as the nursery of the Nilotic languages. That is to say south-east of present-day Khartoum.
It is thought that beginning in the second millennium B.C., particular Nilotic speaking communities began to move southward into present-day South Sudan where most settled and that the societies today referred to as the Southern Nilotes pushed further on, reaching what is present-day north-eastern Uganda by 1000 B.C.
Linguist Christopher Ehret proposes that between 1000 and 700 BC, the Southern Nilotic speaking communities, who kept domestic stock and possibly cultivated sorghum and finger millet, lived next to an Eastern Cushitic speaking community with whom they had significant cultural interaction. The general location of this point of cultural exchange being somewhere near the common border between Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
He suggests that the cultural exchange perceived in borrowed loan words, adoption of the practice of circumcision and the cyclical system of age-set organisation dates to this period.
The nineteenth century saw massive upheaval among the Sirikwa societies, old identities such as the Maliri and the Chok were annihilated or assimilated giving way to new identities such as the Pokot. Others like the Sengwer and Lumbwa acculturated to the new reality, merging and dropping their old identities to become Nandi and Kipsigis. These new societies retained many elements of their old way of life – like the iron-age Sirikwa societies they were primarily semi-nomadic pastoralists. Their economy revolved around raising livestock and cultivating sorghum and pearl millet on the western highlands of Kenya as it had since at least the last millennium B.C.
There appear to have been areas of specialization across different regions, communities living on the Elgeyo escarpment for instance traditionally focused on irrigated cultivation. A variety of crops had been borrowed from the neighboring Bantu communities and New World foods introduced following the arrival of the Portuguese on the Swahili coast during the fifteenth century. Of these, indigenous vegetables and herbs, beans, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and tobacco were grown widely while maize and bananas were also cultivated though in small quantities.
They traded locally for goods such as honey, pottery, tobacco pipes and weaponry as well as medical and magical services while connections to international markets supplied foreign goods such as iron wire and cloth in exchange for ivory. The long tradition of beadwork benefited from the introduction of a variety of beads from European markets.
Their territory was not as a whole recognized as a geographic locality. However, there was a standardized set of classifications for geographic localities across the respective territories. Of these geographic classifications, the Kokwet was the most significant political and judicial unit among the Kalenjin. The governing body of each kokwet was its kokwet council; the word kokwet was in fact variously used to mean the whole neighbourhood, its council and the place where the council met.
Social order was regulated by Kamuratanet and cultural life largely revolved around its teaching through folklore and observation of the various tumwek (rituals), the important one’s being Tumdo (Initiation) and the tumwek of marriage such as Koito. The Saget’ab eito ceremony was held every number of years to mark the change of ‘ages’ and the Kipsundet festivals celebrated every September (Kipsunde) and October (Kipsunde oeng) to mark the change in seasons.
To a significant extent however, the Maasai era fundamentally changed the character of the Sirikwa/Kalenjin-speaking communities, the magnitude of which still remains unclear.
Kalenjin Author Prize Winner, 2020
Originally posted 2020-09-26 08:49:06.