THE WORLDS OF A MAASAI WARRIOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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The Worlds Of A Maasai Warrior

Author : Tepilit Ole Saitoti
ISBN : UOM:39015010544909
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An autobiographical memoir revealing the traditional childhood, adolescence, and coming of age in Maasailond also documents the author's life on the plains of the Serengeti and his education and experiences as he journeyed to Europe and America
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Worlds Of A Maasai Warrior

Author : Tepilit O Saitoti
ISBN : PSU:000018866520
Genre : Maasai (African people)
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Category: Maasai (African people)

The Last Maasai Warriors

Author : Jackson Ntirkana
ISBN : 9781927435014
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world. They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are two brave warriors of the Maasai, an intensely proud culture built on countless generations steeped in the mystique of tradition, legend and prophecy. They represent the final generation to literally fight for their way of life, coming of age by proving their bravery in the slaying of a lion. They are the last of the great warriors. Yet, as the first generation to fully embrace the modern ways and teachings of Western civilization, the two warriors have adapted — at times seamlessly, at times with unimaginable difficulty -- in order to help their people. They strive to preserve a disappearing culture, protecting the sanctity of their elders while paving the way for future generations. At this watershed moment in their history, the warriors carry the weight of their forbearers while embracing contemporary culture and technology. While their struggle to achieve this balance unfolds exquisitely in this story, their discoveries resonate well beyond the Maasai Mara.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Maasai

Author : Tepilit Ole Saitoti
ISBN : 0002721635
Genre : Maasai (African people)
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The Maasai of Kenya have retained many of their ancient customs and preserved the traditional structure of their society to a remarkable extent. Mixing Carol Beckwith's handsome colour photographs with a text by Maasai Tepilit Ole Saitoti, this beautiful book documents for the first time the story of people who still live much as they did thousands of years ago. It recounts their ancient legends, records their songs and prayers and reveals the rites of passage they undergo from childhood through initiation to adulthood and, finally, acknowledgement as a tribal elder. In her photographs, Carol Beckwith shows us the daily work of tending the herds and building the huts and kraals in which the Maasai live, the excitement of the warriors' dances and games and the feasts and ceremonies in which the people come together. As both visual delight and ethnographic record, Maasai is a book to treasure.
Category: Maasai (African people)

My Maasai Life

Author : Robin Wiszowaty
ISBN : 9781553658238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty leads a typical middle-class American life. Hers is a world of gleaming shopping malls, congested freeways, and neighborhood gossip. But from an early age, she has longed to break free of this existence and discover something deeper. What it is, she doesn't quite know. Yet she knows in her heart there simply has to be more. Through a fortunate twist of fate, Robin seizes an opportunity to travel to rural Kenya and join an impoverished Maasai community. Suddenly her days are spent hauling water, evading giraffes, and living in a tiny hut made of cow dung with her adoptive family. She is forced to face issues she's never considered: extreme poverty, drought, female circumcision, corruption — and discovers love in the most unexpected places. In the open wilds of the dusty savannah, this Maasai life is one she could never have imagined.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Facing The Lion

Author : Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
ISBN : 9781426306679
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Warrior Princess

Author : Mindy Budgor
ISBN : 9780762796618
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Only the combination of cultural curiosity, passion, fearlessness and a set of Jewish parents breathing fire down her neck could lead a sane human being to buy a one-way ticket to Nairobi and face probable death in an effort to become the world’s first female Maasai warrior. Warrior Princess is the funny and inspirational memoir of Mindy Budgor, a young entrepreneur tired of having a job to have a job, who decides to make changes in her life. While waiting for her Business School applications to go through, she decides to volunteer in Africa, building schools and hospitals in the Maasai Mara. While living and working with the Maasai, Mindy talks to the chief and asks him why there are no women warriors. The chief responds simply and derisively: because women are not strong enough or brave enough. Mindy immediately realizes her calling and thus begins her amazing adventure to become the first female Maasai warrior. As a result of this training and advocacy, the Maasai in Loita, Kenya are leading the charge to change tribal law to allow women to become Maasai warriors. Mindy as a tribe member is ready to return to stand with her fellow warriors against whatever opposition they might face – be it lions, or elephants, or Western influence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Parallel Worlds

Author : Alma Gottlieb
ISBN : 0226305066
Genre : Social Science
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This suspenseful and moving memoir of Africa recounts the experiences of Alma Gottlieb, an anthropologist, and Philip Graham, a fiction writer, as they lived in two remote villages in the rain forest of Cote d'Ivoire. With an unusual coupling of first-person narratives, their alternate voices tell a story imbued with sweeping narrative power, humility, and gentle humor. Parallel Worlds is a unique look at Africa, anthropological fieldwork, and the artistic process. "A remarkable look at a remote society [and] an engaging memoir that testifies to a loving partnership . . . compelling."—James Idema, Chicago Tribune
Category: Social Science

Only The Mountains Do Not Move

Author : Jan Reynolds
ISBN : 1600608442
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"A photographic essay about the Maasai people in Kenya, traditionally nomadic herders, exploring the contemporary challenges they face--focusing on environmental changes such as the overgrazing of land and the threat of wildlife extinction--and how the Maasai are adapting their agricultural practices and lifestyle while preserving their culture"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction