In and Out of the Maasai Steppe

In and Out of the Maasai Steppe

In and out of the Maasai Steppe looks at the Maasai women in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. The book explores their current plight – threatened by climate change – in the light of colonial history and post-independence history of land seizures.

Detailed Information

  • Title: In and Out of the Maasai Steppe
  • Author: Joy Stephens
  • Publisher: HSRC Press
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • ISBN: 9781928246121
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 268pp

In and out of the Maasai Steppe looks at the Maasai women in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. The book explores their current plight – threatened by climate change – in the light of colonial history and post-independence history of land seizures.

The book documents the struggles of a group of women to develop new livelihood income through their traditional beadwork. Voices of the women are shared as they talk about how it feels to share their husband with many co-wives, and the book examines gender, their beliefs, social hierarchy, social changes and in particular the interface between the Maasai and colonials.

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