THE WISE ONE OF RAMOGILAND
JR Alila's third novel, THE WISE ON OF RAMOGILAND is a social-political commentary on the professional trials of one fictional spiritual consultant, Nyangi (The Wise One). In her sunset years, The Wise One looks on in pain as her political clients become slaves to corruption. Her anguish is not made any less by the unseemly conducts of her eldest son, and her heir-apparent (Thomas), whose ascendancy as a Seer is long overdue.
In this novel, JR Alila employs mild humor, comedy, and parody to speak to the past, the present and the future of the Luo People of Kenya. This carefully crafted mental tour visits such themes as spirituality, health, marriage, death, politics, wisdom, governance and culture, and even the previously unimaginable circumcision of the Luo man.