International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Red-Spotted Oxis the autobiography of an indigenous Pokot man, Domonguria, as told to Pat Robbins in the early 1970s. Domonguria spent his life near the Kenya-Uganda border in East Africa in a world already then under rapid change. By allowing Pat Robbins to record and write up his stories, he realized he could help preserve an account of a unique Pokot way of life for future generations. As he said: "It is time for our Pokot traditions and history to be written down, so that our schoolchildren can read about their own heritage and others can understand and appreciate our culture. That is why I recorded this story." The book addresses a variety of subjects, and gives us insight in the very fundamentals from which modern Pokot society has evolved.