Discuss how Minik brings change in the society described in Blossoms of The Savannna — Blossoms of the savanna
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The Emakererei is a manager at Ntale Naaju Ranch. She is also Mini – ene – Nkoitoi. The author has used her to bring about change in the Novel.
Minik campaigns against Female Genital Mutilation. Resian tells Minik that they heard of her relentless struggle to end the abhorrent practices of F.G.M. They had also heard the way she singlehandedly rescued girls from the Enkamuratani’s Olmurunya. Taiyo is rescued by Minik.
Minik also brings about change by curbing early marriages. According to Ressian she had heard of Miniks struggles to end the shameless giving away of young girls to old men in those underage marriages that were prevalent in Maa. Resian is saved by Minik when there she is rescued from being married off to Oloisudari.
Minik brings about change by being educated. Minik studied at Makerere University and has set up a ranch where the girls stayed once saved from, F.G.M. and early marriages. She also takes Toiyo and Resian to University where they had always wished to join Egerton University.
Minik has brought about change by being against male chauvinism. When Oloisudori comes to take either Resian and Taiyo from the ranch claiming he had paid a lot of money for them. Minik is not intimidated by the fact that he is a man. She sparls at him and asks him to leave for his safety and his expensive machines which are later burnt down.
Minik the Emakererei is a feminist and for this reason she is able to fight for the rights of the women. She is able to rescue girls from early marriages, female genital mutilation, brings about the importance of education and is also against male chauvinism.
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