The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree

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Born in a remote village in Kenya, Nice Leng'ete saw the young girls she grew up with receive the cut, the rite of passage into female adulthood in Masai culture. Every girl got the cut, and once you did, you'd be married off to a man triple your age. You might be his second or third wife. You'd have children in your teens. To resist the cut meant becoming an outcast in Masai culture. Yet Nice managed to avoid it and stay in school. This is an inspirational story of one girl who changed the minds of her elders, reformed traditions from the inside and is creating a better future for girls and women throughout Africa.