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The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink OF Change by Roger Thurow

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CHAPTER 7
SIKUKU
(Festival Days)
 
 
 
As Christmas neared, Leonida’s shamba was wrapped in a festive mood of lightness and laughter that exceeded even the celebrations on planting and harvesting days.
Leonida and the children had decorated the living room walls with pages from old Kenyan newspapers, some as far back as 2008. Those pages carried colorful photos of birds and animals and fashion models and soccer players and shoes—BATA OCTOBER SALE 30% OFF, screamed a footwear advertisement. The headlines were particularly bold and large, no matter the incongruous topics: “Sex Claims Haunt Top School,” “Corruption in Grand Coalition,” “The Drab Side of Modeling,” “Kenya-US Differ Over New Libya,” “Woman Accuses Husband of Defiling a Minor.” A paper ...

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