The Elephant Dance tackles the dark side of modern environmental conservation

Henry ole Kulet, a renowned Kenyan writer delves into his favourite topic of the conservation of the flora and fauna in his latest book titled The Elephant Dance. PHOTO | NATION

What you need to know:

  • Since the departure of Euro-Kenyan writers like Karen Blixen, Beryl Markham and Elspeth Huxley, no one has written on the Kenyan flora and fauna in the expressive manner in which H.R. ole Kulet has done.
  • There is manipulation of the pastoral community by the poachers, which starts with the idea of alienating the forest land from them on the pretext that they do not practise farming.
  • The novelist succeeds a lot where poorer writers would fail. He creates characters that clearly illustrate his theme of poaching. We have elders whose words strike the young adults with the force of a spear thrust.

Henry ole Kulet, the famous Kenyan novelist, has published The Elephant Dance, in the Sasa Sema imprint of Longhorn Publishers.

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