The nation of diaspora: April Zhu on reporting from Nairobi, part 2


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April Zhu is a freelance journalist and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focuses on gender, urban inequality, and ChinaKenya relations. In this episode, NüVoices board member Cindy Gao talks to April about: 

  • How Nairobi is a city with a plot
  • Why covering women’s issues helps us understand power
  • “Ecosystems” of violence in Nairobi’s informal settlements
  • Why the opposite of Sinophobia is not Sinophilia, but nuance
  • What is missing in “China-Africa” discourse


This podcast was edited and produced by Jason MacRonald.