AFRICA WAS MY SECOND HOME. I had never been there, though.
Instead, I daydreamed about it from the Black Student Alliance office at Northwestern University. I sat in my black reclining chair that no longer quite…reclined, peering out of the window at our campus-turned-snow kingdom. Gusts of February winds seeped through the walls of the unheated building to reaffirm that I was definitely not in Africa, but Illinois.