Call Me Steve: Lessons From A Samburu Warrior (Paperback)

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Call Me Steve: Lessons From A Samburu Warrior (Paperback)

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"Lengang'arangetengop. At no time in human history has a book started with that name, I bet."
And so begins the true story of a Calgary man's life-changing journey to Africa and the start of his life-long friendship with a Samburu warrior with an impossibly long name. On his first day at a Kenyan nature reserve, elephant expert Les O'Brien finds himself sought out by a park guide who is hungry to learn from him. But the tables quickly turn, and soon Lengang'arangetengop - who graciously allows tourists to call him "Steve" and his friends to call him "Tilas" - becomes the teacher. Tilas not only shares his knowledge of his environment and the beauty of Africa with his new friend, he also teaches him about the way of the Samburu - a semi-nomadic people who carry everything they own with them as they travel the African plains. From his new friend, Les learns about loyalty, friendship, responsibility, environmental stewardship, and how to be a better human.
More than a travel book, Call Me Steve is a story of self-discovery and friendship in a land like no other. This book will make you laugh, cry, and then google Samburu National Reserve so you can begin to arrange your own trip there.

Product Details ISBN: 9781525517938
ISBN-10: 1525517937
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: April 30th, 2018
Pages: 188
Language: English