By Daniel Zvereff (zvare-if) – Sundown United // Brooklyn
because of an unplanned change of course, i find myself living in the village of Nugumbulu, Kenya, for a week. A cool breeze comforts sleeping dogs in the shade, and women attend to their daily duties while carrying colorfully wrapped children on their backs. Nearby, a woman hums a tune to calm her crying infant; a clucking chicken searches for food, and above me in a tree a woodpecker pecks away. Africa is teeming with life. This is a place of song, unifying people and nature, seamlessly traveling over crimson ground connecting everything in its path. The struggles that are synonymous with Africa are all here. Just to get water for the day people must travel two to eight kilometers every day to a dry river and draw it from a sandy hole in the ground. simple necessities require the labor of an entire day here.