'The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity' talk by Paul Kunoni

'The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity' talk by Paul Kunoni

When: Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Rice Auditorium, Fisher Hall

Description:

The story is about Paul's life in Kenya, and how his tradition and family background shaped his resolve to acquire modern education. He takes the reader through the various stages of formal education in tandem with Maasai rites of passages. He describes how colonization influenced education in his country and how it continues to influence wealth distribution and politics. He gives a detailed account of the struggle experienced by his culture's gradual transformation in order to conform to the new world order.