Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna (National Geographic) Paperback – 2 Nov 2005
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--"The Baltimore Afro-American"
About the Author
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is a Maasai tribesman who grew up on the savanna of northern Kenya. He teaches eighth grade social studies in Langley, Virginia and holds a master's degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University. Each summer he brings a group of students and parents to Kenya to work on development projects that help his people.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story of Joseph growing up is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they have it tough!
While the main message - that all hardships can be overcome if one perseveres - is present throughout, the rest provides a somewhat colourful background. Especially interesting were the episodes, where the author interacts with the then Kenyan president Arap Moi, presenting him in a rather better light than is usual (not a lot of his dictatorial characteristics comming through).
While the book is endearing overall and I can definitely see how it is something I would give my children to read, it falls a bit short in my opinion to make it into a real 5 star read - the language, descriptions, story, none of them have the quite vividness and energy for that.
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This is a very short book but from a unique persepctive. The author goes through an amazing journey through cultures.Published on 24 July 2013 by H. Rattray
This book provides an honest, enchanting and educational account of one Kenyan,s story but it echoes with the warmth and humour of all Kenyans. Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2012 by S. Roberts
A wonderful book if you have been or are going to go to Kenya and are interested in the Masai.It's well written factual as well as entertaining. My wife couldn't put it down.Published on 21 Dec. 2011 by Christopher B jones
I've just finished reading this book and I must say that I had tears all way along my reading.
I was very luck visiting Kenya last year and it would have better if I had... Read more