Robin Wiszowaty

My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah

            As a teen in Schaumburg in the 1980s, Robin Wiszowaty yearned to learn about more of the world beyond the suburban Midwest. In college, she found the opportunity she was looking for when she enrolled in a program that would send her to live in a Maasai household in Kenya for a year. Joining her eight-member Maasai family in their cow dung hut far from any city, and enduring drought, malaria, and typhoid, Wiszowaty adapts to a new way of living and new understandings of the world. Currently director of Kenya’s Free the Children program, Wiszowaty’s inspiring tale about how even the most average of us can choose to change the world has enthralled thousands, and she has shared stages with such luminary social activists as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Mia Farrow.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah By Robin Wiszowaty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781553655091
Published: Douglas & McIntyre - September 7th, 2010

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