My Maasai Life by Robin Wiszowaty
From Suburbia to Savannah

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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.

About Robin Wiszowaty

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Robin Wiszowaty, born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois, currently resides in her adoptive home of Kenya. She currently serves as Free The Children’s Kenya Projects Director.
Published July 1, 2010 by Me to We. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Young Adult, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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