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My Maasai Life

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Robin Wiszowaty talks about how she ended up leaving her middle-class American life to join an impoverished Maasai community in rural Kenya. In My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah, she explains why she wanted to break free of her suburban existence and discover something deeper, and how she ended up finding in it Africa.

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Robin Wiszowaty
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Comments [4]

Peter Res from New Jersy

I was appalled that someone would try to put a positive face on the horrific of female circumcision. I had to turn off the radio. Perhaps she should have this ritual performed on herself.

Sep. 29 2010 10:00 PM
Sherril Smoger-Kessous from Morris Plains, NJ

I just made my first purchase on my new Kindle, after listening to Leonard's interview of Robin Wiszowaty about her book, My Massai Life. I am excited to begin reading it. Thanks, Leonard and Robin.

Sep. 28 2010 02:01 PM
Nick Westrate from Manhattan

The guest's accepting attitude towards female circumcision is very disturbing. And as a former guest on Leonard's terrific show, I was said that he did not press her harder on this barbaric custom.

Sep. 28 2010 01:55 PM
Amy from Manhattan

If Maasai are named based on their behavior, how do they name babies? Do people get a new name at some particular age, once they've shown the kind of behavior a name can be based on?

Sep. 28 2010 01:45 PM

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