Photo by Pawel Janiak on Unsplash From Christopher Columbus’ famous landing to the ongoing Antifa riots, American history is written in violence and blood. I never acknowledged this reality until the recent social unrest. Before that, I had enshrined America as my benevolent childhood hero incapable of injustice and violence. Growing up in rural Kenya, I romanticized … Continue reading Five Lessons For America From Kenya’s 2007 Graphic Post-Election Violence
As an African child I grew up romanticising America, and now I am in mourning.
The green card. That was everyone’s dream and scoring one was like winning the lottery, but better. Growing up in rural Kenya 2 ½ hours drive outside Nairobi, we spoke of America in reverent tones. America was generous. She was kind. She sent plenty of USAID in corn oil and dried yellow corn to keep … Continue reading As an African child I grew up romanticising America, and now I am in mourning.