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Legends about Nilotes

Chepopkoi - keeper of ancient wisdom

Paper, ink, 1996, 20 х 30 cm

Chepopkoi was a storyteller from small tribe of Pokot (Kenya) related to Nilotic tribes. Pokot live in full isolation on the top of small but hard-to-reach mountain. Ancestors of Pokots travelled for long distance from middle part of Nile and the information about this was contained in the stories which were narrated by Chepopkoi who thanks to her phenomenal memory remembered more than three thousands of them.



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