author, guide, farmer, soldier, father, grandfather and gentleman
The Honey Bird -
An authentic Masai story in English and KiSwahili
written by David Read
edited by Birgit Hendry
illustrated by Michael Mmbuji
The Honey Bird is an authentic Masai story, written for children. It tells the story of how the Masai and the honey bird work together. The text is in English and KiSwahili.
The story is followed by some interesting facts about the Masai and Ndorobo tribes in East Africa.
(square version) in selected shops in Arusha, Tanzania and from the author (rectangular version)
David Read, born to British parents in Kenya in 1922, spent most of his childhood with the Masai tribe in the famous wilderness area which is known today as the Serengeti. David, speaking the Masai language fluently, is a treasure trove of information about the tribe’s history, legends, ceremonies and lifestyle.