Tale of a Maasai Girl
By Grace Mesopirr Sicard
This is the semi-autobiographical account of a girl of Kenya’s Maasai people who suffered for being a woman but triumphed. Naini was raised by two different grandmothers, her difficult and unhappy childhood culminating in the horrifying ritual of female circumcision and marriage at 13 to a husband who alternately beat her and made her pregnant. Remarkably, Naini overcame adversity, gained an education and her independence and forged a career in broadcasting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
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