In 1904, the British government promised to leave the Maasai alone on their traditional lands as long as they shall exist as a people. Seven years later, that promise is shattered, and the Maasai must choose between war with a powerful enemy and a long perilous trek to land allocated to them by the British.
Two men, an ancient nation ...and an impossible choice Bestselling author of IN SEARCH OF AFRICA. An ancient Maasai legend tells of a child born holding a stone in its palm. The story is an ominous warning - let no one betray the traditions of the tribe. Now, here on the riverbank, is a newborn holding a stone in not one but each of his tiny fists ...In 1904, the British government promised the Maasai control of their traditional lands - for so long as they shall exist as a people. Seven years later, that promise is broken, and the Maasai must choose between war with a powerful enemy and a perilous trek ?to the land allocated them by the government. Ole Sadera has risen from village scapegoat to leadership of his people. Now, they look to him for answers, while he struggles with betrayal and rapid change - and his desire for another man's wife. British administrator George Coll arrives in East Africa to face impossible choices of his own. How can he do the job he has been given and stay silent? And how can he ask the woman he loves to share an uncertain future? The Maasai gather to make their historic decision ...and an Empire holds its breath. 'an incredible story, brilliantly told. Frank Coates' latest novel is a blockbuster!' ABC Radio on Roar of the Lion 'robust adventure ...Frank Coates does a fine job suffusing his novel with Eastern Africa's post-war history' The Age on In Search of Africa Two men, an ancient nation ...and an impossible choice
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Frank Coates was born in Melbourne and, after graduating as a professional engineer, worked for many years as a telecommunications specialist in Australia and overseas. In 1989 he was appointed as a UN technical specialist in Nairobi, Kenya, and travelled extensively throughout the eastern and southern parts of Africa over the next four years. During this time, Frank developed a passion for the history and culture of East Africa, which inspired his first novel, Tears of the Maasai. He followed it up with Beyond Mombasa, In Search of Africa, and now Roar of the Lion.
The Last Maasai Warrior by Frank Coates
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