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Joan Erakit is a Kenyan-Ugandan-American writer, essayist and aspiring photographer.
Her work has been published by OkayAfrica, InDepthNews, The World Post, Cool Hunting, StyleBlazer, Inter Press Service, Essence and Marie Claire. She has written two unpublished books, Meet Me In The Village and The Things We Carry, and is currently working on a memoir. She lives in Italy.