Lessilie - the City Maasai

2012 Second Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Tanzania
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press

Lessilie - the City Maasai is the story of a young Maasai boy growing up outside his community. His father, a Maasai marries a Kikuyu woman from Kenya, which results in his rejection by his people.
Lessilie’s journey from the city to the world of the Maasai starts when his father passes away. Will he be able to live like the Maasai? Can he prove that he really can be a warrior like his father? His adventure teaches him more about life than he ever imagined. He not only learns to read animal tracks but realizes the great power within himself.
This book touches on aspects of the challenges faced by the Maasai, and the threat from the fading of their culture, in this new era.

Author: Nahida Esmail has published several children’s books titled, Mahmood My Hero, I am Bakari, I am Musa and Living in the Shade, for which she won the 2nd Burt Award. Ahmed and the Monkey and Rina - the grey Rhinoceros are her two other new books to be published by Oxford University Press (T) Ltd.
When not writing, she is busy with her two children and her photography.

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Lessilie - the City Maasai is the story of a young Maasai boy growing up outside his community. His father, a Maasai marries a Kikuyu woman from Kenya, which results in his rejection by his people.
Lessilie’s journey from the city to the world of the Maasai starts when his father passes away. Will he be able to live like the Maasai? Can he prove that he really can be a warrior like his father? His adventure teaches him more about life than he ever imagined. He not only learns to read animal tracks but realizes the great power within himself.
This book touches on aspects of the challenges faced by the Maasai, and the threat from the fading of their culture, in this new era.

Author: Nahida Esmail has published several children’s books titled, Mahmood My Hero, I am Bakari, I am Musa and Living in the Shade, for which she won the 2nd Burt Award. Ahmed and the Monkey and Rina - the grey Rhinoceros are her two other new books to be published by Oxford University Press (T) Ltd.
When not writing, she is busy with her two children and her photography.

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