As I came to learn about John’s amazing life, I knew I had to tell his story. The book was created through a close collaboration between John and me. We spent countless hours in the slums visiting the places that were important in his life. When I returned home, we continued talking weekly via WhatsApp.
This modest apartment block holds John’s earliest memories. We are in front of the building in the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi in which he lived with his mother and siblings until age five when he was cast on the streets through a series of tragic events.