Babu, whose given name is Donald Zakao, is a storyteller living in Wamba, Kenya. Babu means “grandfather.” Donald has been called “Babu” since he was four years old. A gifted story teller, “The Thief’s Hand,” is a good example of his craft. You will find several other of his stories at my YouTube channel. These … Continue reading Babu Stories: The Thief’s Hand
But, not from this year! For those of you who have not been back to Isiolo for some years, it will be unrecognizably recognizable. The streets are now paved. A friend of mine who was on the County Council when the contract for paving was given out told me it was given to an Indonesian … Continue reading Isiolo, Kenya.
This is one of the women who have helped me with my research project into the smoke cured fermented milk of the Samburu. This is taken within the woman’s house, a stick structure a few meters in diameter with a roof too low to enable one to stand up. There is one door, often narrow … Continue reading Lowland Samburu Houses
Two women with their camel moving house. Near Wamba, Kenya. Photo: by Augustine, head of the blacksmith clan. Near Wamba, Kenya August, 2020 Photo by Augustine, head of the blacksmith clan This was sent to me by my blacksmith friend, Augustine. He is his own story. Not today. Tall, handsome, a Paul Robeson baritone; voice … Continue reading Wamba, Kenya Camel