The little ORETETI - Plants in the daily life of the Maasai
The little ORETETI - Plants in the daily life of the Maasai transcribes the oral Maasai tradition through the use, the value and the meaning of the most important wild plants in the every day life of the Maasai people.
This book is meant for the Maasai youth and school children and for all the people who would like to have a glimpse into the richness of the Maasai flora and culture.
The little ORETETI might be an incentive to discover the more complete book called ORETETI written by Kenny Matampash and Lucie Hubert, from which this smaller version has been drawn.
Kenny Matampash ole Meritey
Initiator of the project. Executive director of the NGO Neighbours Initiative Alliance in Kajiado (Kenya). Has successfully completed all stages of the Maasai initiation. Studied Democracy and Governance in Europe and North America. Regularly contributes to the UN workgroup on indigenous people and pastoral ecology. Received two honorary awards : HSC from the President of Kenya and an Honorary Doctorate from Cape Town University (South Africa).
Researcher, writer and general coordinator of the project. Has worked as a journalist at radio Nederland (Africa department). Co-organized meetings of representatives of native people and scientists for a foundation in Paris. She is also a graduated phytotherapist and, as a writer, she published novels, children books and essays.