What happens when a scientist/philosopher from an impoverished African nation takes his American friend on a journey to the place where humankind began? Kwanini follows the story of Venance–who was born into poverty in Africa but found a way out through a college education in the United States—and Kristen—an American raised by an upper/middle class family—as they undertake a transformational trip to Venance’s homeland. Their journey takes them from the urban center of Dar es Salaam, to the summit of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and the sweltering plains of the Serengeti, and finally to the impoverished village where a Grandmother waits to see the grandson she thought was lost to her forever. Along the way, cultural differences, disease, and a deadly illness threaten not only our travelers but the life of an innocent child. Two friends, one journey, countless lives changed.
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