By Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler
The Jie humans of northern Uganda and the Turkana of northern Kenya have a genesis fable approximately Nayeche, a Jie lady who the footprints of a grey bull around the waterless plateau and who based a “cradle land” within the plains of Turkana. In Remembering Nayeche and the grey Bull Engiro, Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler exhibits how the poetic trip of Nayeche and the grey bull Engiro and their metaphorical go back throughout the Jie harvest rituals provides upward push to tales, imagery, and the articulation of ethnic and person identities.
Since the Nineties, Mirzeler has travelled to East Africa to apprentice with storytellers. Remembering Nayeche and the grey Bull Engiro is either an account of his adventure hearing those storytellers and of ways oral culture maintains to conform within the sleek global. Mirzeler’s paintings contributes considerably to the anthropology of storytelling, the research of delusion and reminiscence, and using oral culture in historic studies.
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Remembering Nayeche and the Gray Bull Engiro: African Storytellers of the Karamoja Plateau and the Plains of Turkana (Anthropologocal Horizons) by Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler