Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana

authors of The Last Maasai Warriors: an Autobiography

Thursday, November 21, 2013
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
HS Assembly - Eurythmy Room
SF Waldorf High School 

*Parents are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to  Lisa Anderson at 415-213-6111 or email landerson@sfwaldorf.org.

Book signing to follow program.

Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana are a living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. As brave warriors of the Maasai, an intensely proud culture steeped in the mystique of tradition, legend and prophecy, they represent the final generation to literally fight for their way of life, coming of age by proving their bravery in the slaying of a lion. They are the last of the great warriors.

Yet, as the first generation to fully embrace the modern ways and teachings of Western civilization, the two warriors have adapted—at times seamlessly, at times with unimaginable difficulty—in order to help their people.

At this watershed moment in their history, the warriors carry the weight of their forefathers while embracing contemporary culture and technology. While their struggle to achieve this balance unfolds, their discoveries resonate well beyond the Maasai Mara.

Jackson Ntirkana was born in the Narok South District of Kenya into a family of nine sisters and 12 brothers.  A passionate naturalist, Jackson emerged from his warrior upbringing into the modern world, studying botany and guiding in university.  , Jackson is a very proud farmer.  He lives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Wilson Meikuaya was born in Maji Moto, in the Narok South District of Kenya.  He made the leap from a traditional Maasai upbringing into a contemporary life by combining his love for the outdoors and his passion for education by studying wildlife and botany in university.   He lives in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.