We recently went on Safari to Kenya, which was great! I'll be uploading pictures taken at that wonderful trip.
top photo, taken at Maasai Mara in a Maasai Village, l-r: Cecilia Brainard, John Allen, Elizabeth Allen, and Maasai hosts. I'll be uploading more pictures on to this page in the coming days.
group photo, l-r: Elizabeth Allen, Ben Juma (our driver/guide), John Allen, Lauren Brainard, Cecilia Brainard
Cecilia Brainard feeding a rare Bongo
Cecilia Brainard on a tortoise
Lauren Brainard resting in the Maasai camp
Lauren Brainard with Maasai warriors
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Safari in Kenya
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author of 9 books, including When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Vigan and Other Stories, and Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose. She edited four books, co-edited six books, and co-authored a novel, Angelica's Daughters. Her work has been translated into Finnish and Turkish; and many of her stories and articles have been widely anthologized. Cecilia has received many awards, including a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, a Special Recognition Award for her work dealing with Asian American youths, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate, 21st District, and the Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She has received several travel grants from the USIS. She has lectured and performed at UCLA, USC, University of Connecticut, University of the Philippines, PEN, Shakespeare & Company in Paris, and many others. She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension.