THE BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY OLE KULET
Henry ole Kulet was born in 1946. He is a veteran and award winning Kenyan writer known for his novels which capture aspects of environment, culture and experiences of Maasai people.
He is an established author for he has written eight novels. Daughter of Maa is a story of quiet village that is stirred by a frenzy of activities by the arrival of a young and pretty community teacher, Anna Walangh.
He authored It is possible in 1971, How To became a Man in 1972 and Bandits of Kibi in 1999. In Bandits of Kibi, he created scenes which came out during the Post-Election Violence in 2007 after the disputed elections.
Henry Ole Kulet was raised in Enkare-Ngusur in Narok, Kenya. He studied farm management at Egerton College. In 1987, he retired from his career in agriculture. During his retirement, he wrote 9 books including Blossoms of the Savannah and was awarded the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature.
Henry ole Kulet grew up in a village called Enkare-Ngusur in Narok district, Kenya. When the colonial government ordered that all boys be sent to school, his father moved the family to Ilkiremisho, very far from the nearest school.
He was eventually enrolled in school where his writing began to develop, encouraged by his teachers. Most of the boys in his high school, being sons of pastoralists, were encouraged to study range management and animal husbandry with the hope that they would improve their livestock.
Henry ole Kulet was one the boys who were attached to large scale white settlers to learn farm management with short stints at Egerton College which, at that time, specialised in training dairy technicians and farm managers.
He was employed from there as an assistant manager with Kenya Farmers Association. It was while working there that he wrote his debut novel, Is it Possible? He retired at the age of 41 in 1987 as a Personnel Executive in charge of a work force of four thousand employees.
The writer of To Become a Man, The Hunter, Maisha ya Hatari, Daughter of Maa, Moran No More, Bandits of Kibi, Blossoms of the Savannah, Vanishing Herds and The Elephant Dance has been awarded the prestigious Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature three times. [Read More ...]
Blossoms of the Savannah excerpts
SYNOPSIS OF BLOSSOMS OF THE SAVANNAH