Washington People: Kisha Bwenge

Senior Kisha Bwenge (right) talks with her fellow Mellon Mays scholars in Brookings Quadrangle. (Credit: James Byard)

The Maasai are among the best known peoples of Africa, yet their modern history — under German and British Colonial rule and since Tanzanian independence — has been one of exploitation, marginalization and appropriation.

Over the last two years, Mellon Mays Fellow Kisha Bwenge, a senior in International & Area Studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and a native of Tanzania, has explored the impact of cultural tourism on Maasai and Hadzabe communities in the northern part of the country.

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