The Assumption of Nalantei

The Assumption of Nalantei is a portrait novella by Stephen Marvin. While envisioned as part of a much larger novel, it is strong enough to stand alone, which is how it is presented here. Set in East Africa, it is the story of one day in the life of a Samburu girl as she enters marriage, with all that this entails. To make it easier to read online, we've divided it into sixteen separate pages. In addition, a short glossary of non-English terms is provided.

Begin your journey with the preface.