In My Hands Today…

So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village – Jill Kandel

In 1981, Jill Kandel traveled to the remote Zambian village of Kalabo. She was a bride of six weeks, married to a blue-eyed boy from the Netherlands.

Amidst international crises and famine, she gave birth to two children, bridged a cultural divide with her Dutch husband, and was devastated by a car accident that took the life of a twelve-year-old Zambian child.

She stayed six years. After returning home, Kandel struggled to find her voice and herself. This is the story of how she found her way home.