This is SO inspiring – I’m really looking forward to reading this one!
The following is a transcript from a soundbite which can be heard HERE
Every day, men and women pour out of Nairobi slums in Kenya to become the guards, housekeepers and gardeners at the gated houses of people with money.
Stanley Gazemba is one of them. He’s a gardener. He’s also a prize-winning novelist — and one of Kenya’s young literary lights.
In a little garage in one of Nairobi’s lush green suburbs, Gazemba writes at a tiny wooden desk that has a laptop and a dictionary.
“This is my old dictionary,” Gazemba says. “I borrowed it from my elder brother and I never returned it. So I guess I owe him.”
Gazemba has written five novels — one that was published — two collections of short stories and six published children’s books. He writes next to the garden he tends: eggplant, lettuce and zinnias. This compact man with dreadlocks…
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