A love letter to the land of my roots: East Africa

This Canada Day it was an honour to not only share my family’s refugee story but to write it myself as well for the Hamilton Spectator.

A fitting tribute to the country we all pay tribute to on July 1st. Our story is like so many others who have come to this country with nothing and have been welcomed with open arms.

I was lucky enough to go back and re-trace my roots and visit the homes and businesses my family had been forced to flee decades ago which made this all that much more emotional to write.