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The Maasai are a nomadic pastoralist community that co-exist alongside lions in savannah grasslands of wild Africa. It is their traditional custom to expect, in fact to demand that a young man must kill a lion to graduate from boyhood to young adulthood. Hunting lions for this cultural passage may explain the documented observation that lions instinctively fear the Maasai, easily identifiable from other humans by the red cloth with which they wrap themselves.
As an anthropologist lecturer in an American university, Brian felt so fascinated with the Maasai that he could never settle without compiling his first-hand account of the life of this unique community. Consequently, he travelled to Africa where, unfortunately, his obsession eluded him in the most unfathomable manner.

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