Those of us who have grown up in the United States may be weary of our country's claims of freedom and opportunity. Faced with a wobbly quote from our leader attributing terrorism to envy, we might roll our eyes, aware of a reality far darker and more complex. But there are places in the world where the dream of America still lives. In Kakuma, for instance -- a United Nations refugee camp in Kenya, where 20,000 Sudanese boys orphaned by civil war have lived for over ten years -- there is plenty of hope about America. "We have heard it is a good place," a man says to his friend, bidding him a successful trip. "This journey is like you are... More >>>
Land of opportunity? Peter Nyarol Dut is caught between two very different realities.