Mikela: Memoirs of a Maasai Woman

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iUniverse, 2004 - Fiction - 250 pages
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" the tumultuous life and struggles for freedom and survival of Mikela, a young Tanzanian woman of the Maasai tribe Untangling the chains of her violation and bad memories Mikela is an epitome of a victim of sexual abuse her experience speaks for millions of women still treated as objects " Barry Chukwugekwu Eneh
Lecturer, Ohio Dominican University Mikela is a young and vivacious beauty with a unique artistic talent. Her nightmare starts in the open plains of the Tanzanian Maasailand where she experiences female circumcision. The saga of tradition and ensuing events force Mikela to embark on a blinded journey, one that would eventually take her across two continents.

As she journeys through life, the emotional scar of female circumcision and later rape, continue to haunt Mikela. Scared by her violation and bad memories, Mikela is unsure about her own emotions as her world seems to be spiraling down an endless dark tunnel.

Can Mikela survive the streams of tragedies? Can she overcome the challenges and daily torment by her own life's experiences? Can pure and undefiled love fuel her enough to survive? Is her love for Maasai and Parisian art sufficient to cleanse her mind of the emotional scare of female circumcision and rape?

 

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Contents

Flashback to Tradition
3
Birth of Precious Jewels
17
In the Name of Tradition
27
Flight from Tradition
36
A Guardian Light
45
Fledgling Talent
54
Rape of Innocence
65
Gloomy Days Ahead
77
New Strides
132
Aisha MohammedThe Arabian Princess
141
Another Crossroad
154
A New Season
167
Links to the Past
176
Union of Two Souls
184
Haunting Scares
187
The Past Emerges in Manhattan
195

Unraveling the Mystery of the White Knight
83
Unveiling Talent
94
A Handsome Knight Emerges
107
Tragedy Strikes
115
The Bright Traveler
126
A New Trail
201
An Emotional Return
214
About the Author
235
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