Desert rose: Sahara Abdi’s quest to change community through books

Sahara Abdi talks to high school students in Mandera County. She wants to inspire young people to develop the love of reading books. PHOTO | BILL RUTHI

What you need to know:

  • The interaction is more dialogue than speech; big sister to siblings rather than a stiff academic lecture.
  • Northern Voice Trust sprouted from a book club Sahara spearheaded in Mandera town.

It is a bristling hot day on a late February afternoon at Mandera Secondary School in Mandera town in the extreme Kenyan north. Students sit in the shade of the spare acacia in the school compound.


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