Back-up Slippers

Kiden Jonathan


Kiden Jonathan buys a pair of black slippers in the marketplace in Juba, South Sudan. In a brief window of peace, she has returned to visit her family. South Sudan is home to sixty-four often-hostile ethnic groups, but in Canada, they all come together to share each other’s songs and to dance. As she dances in the slippers she bought long ago, she remembers when there was peace in the country of her birth.

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