In 1993, two young women, Micah and Kas, set out alone to backpack through Africa for nearly a year. They leap headlong into cultural misunderstanding, crocodiles, and corruption, imperiling their lives and testing their lucky stars. The Motherland unveils her deepest mysteries when Micah falls in love with a nomadic warrior and his rich tradition. Sex, alienation, danger, longing, unwritten languages, and moonlight dances become Micah's pathway to inner wisdom and the divine.
This tribute to the Earth and the people who live in balance with nature welcomes us all to reclaim our place by our ancestors' fire. We are now and have always been the keepers of the story.
Traditional singing included.
What a wonderful experience hearing this story from the author herself, the story is engaging and heartfelt. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.
I had to listen straight through, as much as life allowed, between work and sleep. Heartening, light and heavy.