East Africa Sojourn
by Jessica Wunderlich
South Sudan is known for its long history of conflict, famine, and tribal warfare. It’s neighbor to the south, Uganda, has moved past its own sordid past with grace, growing into a country of “the friendliest people in the world.” This is an area of the globe where the borders of sovereign states and tribal lines are at constant odds, and the juxtaposition of extreme violence and extraordinary compassion is northing short of arresting. One cannot help but be moved by the tangled ballet of opposing forces.