Facing the Lion

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Facing the Lion

Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

By Joseph Lekuton; Herman Viola

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792251255, 127pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers around the raising of cattle. Here's a fascinating introduction to a vibrant culture few outsiders ever see.