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Goodreads asked Jo M. Sekimonyo:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Jo M. Sekimonyo Mama Vincent is a teenage single mother and panhandler that my wife and I met in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. At one point, I had to hold Vincent in my arms to keep law enforcement agents away. My tourist eminence in Kenya shielded Vincent and his mother from police harassment; the city of Nairobi has passed an ordinance criminalizing poverty instead of raging a war against inequality. This modern era apartheid doesn’t call any attention because the oppressed and oppressors have the same skin color. Many more cities are taking the same insane approach and have been getting away with it as long as the line drawn doesn’t desecrate the burial of race disputes. I have witnessed inequality everywhere I have travel to, all around where I lived; yet, this experience was the straw that broke the camel's back!!

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