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Maasai: A Novel of Love, War and Witchcraft in 19th Century East Africa
by Elliot Fratkin

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    List Price: $21.99
    Format: Paperback, 230 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781569026830
    Imprint: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
    Publisher: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
    Parent Company: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
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    This novel is based on true events of the 19th century, a period of widespread warfare between pastoralist groups fighting for grazing lands and cattle. The fiercest of these groups were the Laikipiak Maasai who dominated Kenya s Great Rift Valley until their defeat in the 1870s. The novel focuses on two lovers, Maron and Endelepin and their son Kitoip, as they endure the tribulations of warfare, smallpox, slave traders and the coming of European colonialism.


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