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Africa has long been a mysterious and alluring continent to westerners. Author and photographer Joni Binder had been entranced with the place since childhood, so when the opportunity to travel there arose, she took itand it changed her perspective forever.Discover why as you journey with her into a small, unnamed village near a mile 46 railroad sign to live with the proud Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania. The Maasai are one of the only African tribes who have retained their tribal customssuch as a diet of blood and milk, female circumcision, and traditional dressagainst the unrelenting torrent of Western influence flooding Africa.Joni documented her journey with journal entries and photographs. Shown here, twenty-five years later, those journal entries are juxtaposed against a more mature voice reflecting on the significances of her experiences while among the Maasai.Told in an objective voice that maintains a feminist perspective and remains sensitive to differences in societal and cultural norms,mile 46 is an intriguingand raresnapshot into the everyday life of the regal Maasai tribe of Kenya.
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Photography, Social Science
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Joni Binder
Street Date: April 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-6107
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