Finalist in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, 2016, for Travel Book category and for Best Cover Design Non-Fiction category– “Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your work.”
—10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards, 2016
Awarded Finalist in the Category Travel/ Travel Guides and has also been awarded Finalist in the Category Best Cover Design Non-Fiction
—2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
About the Book
A beautiful coffee-table book chronicling Donna and Martin’s Safari to Tanzania, it includes Donna’s journal recordings, accountings, and various tidbits along the way! The book is filled with Martin Seim’s beautiful photography—Donna’s inspiration for deciding to publish it.
Excerpted journal entries from the jacket flap: We were told that the women collect the firewood, carry the water from the well, mind the small animals, have babies, wash the clothes, and cook the meals. Men and older boys, until they become warriors at the age of seventeen, mind the cattle. The saying “a woman’s work is never done” is a truism for the Maasai. After a wife has been married for several years and has had a number of children, she will say to her husband, “Husband it is time for a new wife!” The new and younger wife will share in the burden of the work and also the husband!
Johnson, our Maasai guide, informed us that the Maasai men take as many wives as they can afford. A man’s bank account or wealth quotient is the number of cattle he owns. The more cows he owns, the more wives. All marriages are arranged between the father of the bride and the groom’s father. Once the number of cows is agreed upon, the groom or the groom’s family pays a dowry of cattle to the father of the bride. The number of cattle depends on the family; some brides are more expensive than others!
Asante sana, Tanzania! Asante sana, Thomson Safaris!