Jo Alkemade was that teenage girl growing up in Kenya in the 70s; "Belonging in Africa" is an autobiographical novel inspired by her experiences at the time. The author's intimate understanding of era and place authenticates this story’s Western perspective of a uniquely African adventure.
An MA in English Language and Literature from Leiden University in the Netherlands, with a major in African Studies, helped lay the foundation for "Belonging in Africa".
In 2008, Jo Alkemade wrote the children’s book: "Jennifer and Jojo: Friends Forever", published by Kenya Literature Bureau and approved by the Kenya Institute of Education for classroom use. Various short stories have been published in online magazines, and in the anthology "Short and Happy (or not)".
After a lifetime of globetrotting, Jo has settled in a small town just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the USA. Kenya continues to hold a special place in her heart, and she visits whenever she can.
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