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.


Robin Wiszowaty

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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