American In Soweto: Just Who's Saving Who Here?!
I have not saved Soweto. Nope. Not even close. And I didn't come here to save Soweto, either. I am fortunate enough to have grown up in the lower echelons of the social/economic strata in a city riddled with violence yet filled to the brim with legacy. East Oakland, California. One would be hard pressed to come from streets like those with a savior complex, although stranger things have been known to happen. Both cyber space and library shelves are full of westerners – mostly