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Let Her Be

Tribulations of a young Maasai girl held in between a world full of promises and traditional practices that hinder her energized venture into the Promised Land.




Sanare, like many girls her age, is betrothed to a Moran just as she gets proper grounding in her schooling. Mother and daughter do not dare to convince Father-after all, authority and direction for the family affairs are not to be discussed with women!


However, where there is a will, there is a way…, goes the adage. Does Sanare find a way out?


The story captures some of the cultural issues that confront today’s youth and for which they need to set the agenda in order to reach the ‘promised’ land.