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Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty leads a typical middle-class American life. Hers is a world of gleaming shopping malls, congested freeways, and neighborhood gossip. But from an early age, she has longed to break free of this existence and discover something deeper. What it is, she doesn't quite know. Yet she knows in her heart there simply has to be more. Through a fortunate twist of fate, Robin seizes an opportunity to travel to rural Kenya and join an impoverished Maasai community. Suddenly her days are spent hauling water, evading giraffes, and living in a tiny hut made of cow dung with her adoptive family. She is forced to face issues she's never considered: extreme poverty, drought, female circumcision, corruption — and discovers love in the most unexpected places. In the open wilds of the dusty savannah, this Maasai life is one she could never have imagined.

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ISBN:
9781553655091
Author:
Wiszowaty, Robin
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 color photos
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 14 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty leads a typical middle-class American life. Hers is a world of gleaming shopping malls, congested freeways, and neighborhood gossip. But from an early age, she has longed to break free of this existence and discover something deeper. What it is, she doesn't quite know. Yet she knows in her heart there simply has to be more. Through a fortunate twist of fate, Robin seizes an opportunity to travel to rural Kenya and join an impoverished Maasai community. Suddenly her days are spent hauling water, evading giraffes, and living in a tiny hut made of cow dung with her adoptive family. She is forced to face issues she's never considered: extreme poverty, drought, female circumcision, corruption — and discovers love in the most unexpected places. In the open wilds of the dusty savannah, this Maasai life is one she could never have imagined.
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