Today, the world woke up to an interesting doodle on Google of Dr Margaret Atieno Ogola, the author of the award-winning novel The River and the Source.
The doodle of the late novelist, pediatrician, and human rights activists marks what would have been her 60th birthday.
Doodles are Google’s way to bring into people’s mind something or someone who deserves acknowledgment for their remarkable attribute or achievement. With Atieno’s doodle today, Google is celebrating her remarkable contribution towards African literature and history of telling our own story in our own words.
The doodles represent a “fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists,” says Google.
Novelist Atieno was born on June 12, 1958, in Asembo, Siaya County in Kenya. She went on to attend the Thompson’s Falls High School for her O-levels and was the best student of her year across Kenya. She then proceeded to the Alliance Girls High School for her A-levels.
She then joined the University of Nairobi (UoN) after her A-levels where she a Bachelor of Medicine and …read more