THE MAASAI WOMAN’S NEW TRYST – Emancipation through Education

In the evening African light, the Maasai woman ensconced in her Serengeti habitat, is a true reflection of African beauty.

The colorful red kangas (wraps) make these early Nile immigrants one of the most recognizable tribes in the sub-Saharan Africa.

She wears a beaded head crown with filaments that crown her glowing face. A thousand-bead ornament delicately graces her long neck. Her ears could be covered with large metal or feathered earrings.

Yet here she stands unaware of all of us gazing at her unspoiled beauty, the wife of a chief, the mother to his many children and increasingly battling cultural beliefs to enrol in schools and acquire a decent education to be of more value to her people.

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