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Broken spears : a Maasai journey

Author: Elizabeth L Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Maasai are an African tribe whose adherence to cultural traditions is legendary. Most still live in a five-thousand-square-mile tribal reserve of empty bush that stretches south of Nairobi all the way to Tanzania." "When Elizabeth Gilbert initially came into contact with the Maasai over ten years ago, their images were everywhere in Africa. Pictures of warriors were printed on postcards, T-shirts, safari  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Gilbert
ISBN: 0871138409 9780871138408
OCLC Number: 51518523
Description: 192 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 34 cm
Contents: The Past --
Horn of the Ox --
Passage to Manhood --
Naipende's Circumcision --
Warriors --
Bride Price --
The Lion Hunt --
Home.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Gilbert.

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A moving photographic journey into the vanishing culture of the Maasai warriors of Kenya and Tanzania.  Read more...

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"A skilled, intimate, and remarkable portrayal of an enigmatic culture that goes well beyond the usual stereotypical treatment of the Maasai. Gilbert's work is a valuable contribution to the Read more...

 
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