Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Good Reads - My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah
A nice break from adoption and transracial parenting reading!! For those that have yet to read this - it's well worth the time!!
Very well written, this engaging story recounts Robin's unsettled and unfulfilled life in Suburban US and follows her to remote Kenya, where she lives life as a Maasai. Through Robin's experience, I was able to peak into the everyday life of a Maasai, from the daily water collection, to their circumcisions rituals. Her keen attention to detail in the small formalities, rituals and customs was very interesting to me. I certainly learned a lot about the Maasai culture!
Robin, is a true inspiration and now works for Free the Children in Kenya.