Nation: Making the African Scene

Was he just another American innocent abroad? It certainly seemed so. "They live in that?" he questioned incredulously, as he squatted in front of a hut built from cow dung in northern Kenya. "Are they happy?" he asked, studying a group of Rendille tribesmen resting under a tree. He then wanted to know, "What do they do ail day long?" Told that they tended cattle, he persisted: "Yes. But what do they do while they're tending cattle?" And later he wondered whether "these local people have a pagan religion." To such questions posed by...

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