The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography

Paperback | September 4, 2012

byWilson Meikuaya, Jackson NtirkanaAs told bySusan McClelland

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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.

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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,...

Wilson (Meikuaya) was born in Maji Moto, in the Narok South District of Kenya. He made the leap from a traditional background into a contemporary life by combining his love for the outdoors and his passion for education by studying wildlife and botany in university. Wilson has worked with Me to We and Free The Children since 2007. He l...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Me to WeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927435005

ISBN - 13:9781927435007

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