The woman sitting in the coffee shop opposite me had once been my English student. She’s in her seventies now and I am halfway through my eighties. From time to time, she assists me with some of my writing projects. Recently, she did a final edit of my memoir which I began in 20
In my upcoming memoir, Getting Lost to Find Home, I describe a scene outside a Kenyan village where I was seated in a first-class train compartment opposite an Indian man. We were waiting for other passengers to board, time enough for me to take the measure of my traveling companion.