Author: Waks

A curator of African folktales. A trained journalist and content editor. An independent Global Education Researcher. Partner to a guy I met on a dusty bus stop in Nairobi on a Saturday afternoon. Mother to four of the world's best backpacking Third Culture Kids. A self-proclaimed world citizen with strong Kenyan roots. A global nomad, always ready to stop over for giggles and a hot cup of tea.

A global nomad’s answer to the question, 'Where are you from?' is now imprinted in a graffiti-illustrated children’s book

In this month’s piece, I interview newly published author, Elisavet Arkolaki, whose debut children’s book ‘Where am I From?’ gives a simple answer to a surprisingly complex question, that many children around the world fumble with. In the process, we discover many similarities to our lives and ideals- we discuss feminism, fighting patriarchy and finding ‘roots’ in a rootless, nomadic lifestyle.