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Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior

by Mindy Budgor - £12.99  Allen & Unwin (2013)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781743314470 | ISBN 10: 1743314477

Warrior Princess is the hilarious and inspirational memoir of Mindy Budgor, a young entrepreneur tired of corporate life, who decides to make changes in her life. While waiting for her Business School applications to go through, she decides to volunteer - first in India with Muhammad Yunus (Banker to the Poor), and then in Africa building schools and hospitals in the Maasai Mara.
 
While living and working with the Maasai, Mindy talks to the chief and asks him why there are no women Maasai warriors. The chief responds simply and derisively - because women are not strong enough, or brave enough to be warriors. Mindy immediately realizes her calling - she gets the chief to agree to train her (and her fellow volunteer) to become Maasai warriors when they return to Africa, and thus begins Mindy's amazing adventure. Mindy is now one of the first female Maasai warriors and an official member of the tribe.
 
As a result of their training and advocacy, law in Africa will be changed in 2016 to allow women the right to become Maasai warriors, and Mindy as a tribe member is ready to return to stand with her fellow-warriors against whatever opposition they might face - be it lions, or elephants, or Western-influence.

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