Kenya is a country of contrasts – from the huge, sprawling, modern metropolis of Nairobi with its traffic jams, skyscrapers towering to the sky and an emerging technology industry – to the hundreds of bustling towns and villages, some with traditional structures of thatch roofs and small shambas that families farm. Often when people think of Kenya they picture grasslands, Maasai Warriors, elephants, giraffes and lions. Most do not think of a modern city, over three million people, IT innovation and incredible creativity.
But this is also Kenya. It is country of 42 cultures and languages. It is a place with a persistent prevalence of hope. It is also a country filled with stories. Stories connect us all, one to another, culture to culture, country to country. No matter what man-made borders we reside in; no matter what religion, culture or color of our skin we have, we are all united through our traditional and personal stories.
These stories illustrate our similarities and celebrate our uniqueness. Every one of us has a story to share. Our stories matter. Our stories inspire. Beautiful photographs and illustrations accompany all of the authors’ words.