A Primate's Memoir Setting & Symbolism

Robert Sapolsky
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The Masai Village

This is the village located near Robert's headquarters where the Masai lived.

Nairobi, Kenya

This is the large Kenyan city where Robert flew into in order to get to the Masai and his baboons.

Tanzania

This is the country bordering Kenya and which divides a number of tribes from one another. Several conflicts in the book occur at the Kenya-Tanzania border.

The Refugee Village

This is the village of refugees from the Sudanese Civil War who lived high on a mountain that was particularly special to him.

The Baboon Camp

This is the area in the preserve where Robert's baboon troop lived.

Scams

Robert often had the sense that everyone in Kenya was trying to scam him. He was very often right about this and, when he was young, had to resort to scams himself.

Pre-Modern Culture

The Masai had a pre-modern culture and were...

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