Masai Judgement in Tanzania


There was also the trek through the Tanzanian bush with a Masai chief who couldn’t wrap his mind around the fact that a 30-something woman wasn’t married. Sensing the idea that my single status was too shocking to bear, I manufactured an imaginary boyfriend back home in order to avoid the looks of pity that I knew were coming my way. Unfortunately, I soon realized it was unavoidable, as I struggled to answer the chief’s most challenging question: “Why won’t your boyfriend marry you?”