Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

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This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and Jessica Posner from Denver, Colorado. Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). Then in 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO. Breaking all convention, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love.Their connection persisted, and Jessica helped Kennedy to escape political violence and fulfill his lifelong dream of an education, at Wesleyan University.

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Ecco

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2016 Nonfiction Runner-Up

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Nonfiction

Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

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