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Brief Summary Of Africa By Richard Turere

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Richard Turere is a 13 year old boy from Kenya whose backyard is basically Nairobi National park. His father owns cows and since there is no fence in the south part animals such as zebras are able to roam freely. This puts them at risk for being eaten by the lions that too, roam freely. In Richard's culture which belongs to the Maasai people, animals are held on a high pedestal and valued in the same way. As a result of the free-roaming lions engaging in their natural instinct of predation, the livestock of the families began to decrease. Richard took notice and began to stir within himself, hate for the lions. He was not the only one. The morans, or warriors, that protect the people and livestock, were also upset. Richard decided that he was
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