Friday, June 01, 2007

Madaraka Day

"Madaraka Day commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule following an important milestone on the road to independence."

When I think of Kenya, these are some of the images that immediately come to mind.

One of the most beautiful countries I've even been in. The scenery, the animals, the smells, the people. Emotionally & physically challenging, but it draws you in. Regardless of how much time you spend, you feel as though you could stay forever, it could be home.

It is lush and green. Greener than I imagined Africa to be. It can be cool and it can be sweltering. It is rich and it is poverty-stricken.

I want to read every book and watch every movie about Africa and Kenya. To understand the history and know where it has been.

I'm just a lowly American commemorating an amazing country.


sarah cool said...

This was a really great post, Anne!! I've always been so interested in hearing about Africa.

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