Peace Fountain

I have been fascinated with elephants since I found The White Bone in Nairobi, a novel by Barbara Gowdy.  It’s the story of  a family of elephants over generations imagined from the point of view of the elephants as they travel the terrain of their species. The story […]

Virtual Tour of Kakuma

One of the places Viola and her family might have gone in The Good Braider is the Kakuma Refugee Camp.  RefugePoint posted this virtual tour of Kakuma on their Facebook page. It is part of a longer virtual world tour.  Nancy Farese’s photographs are stunning.    

The Beauty and Tragedy of Darfur

Nearly every student says they painted or sculpted for El-Fadel. El-Fadel Arbab,  the 27-year old man from Darfur, had sat on a tall stool with them around their art table at Falmouth High School in Falmouth Maine, and told stories. He looked up as he told, above their […]