The Word on Wanda

The last photo before Wanda jumped into the car to avoid being trampled. July 2009: Akagera National Park, Rwanda.

The above photo is an elephant charging Wanda during a safari in Rwanda in 2009. Believe it or not, this is the second time Wanda was charged by an elephant. The first time was in Kenya in 2004. Wanda  returned to Kenya in August 2010 on a fellowship with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada to work with the Aga Khan University’s forthcoming Graduate School of Media and Communication in Nairobi, combining her passions for journalism and international development.

Nairobi Narratives was created when Wanda embarked on her year-long journey to Kenya to document the encounters and experiences that she stumbled upon in and around Nairobi. Instead of dodging elephants and matatus, Wanda is now doing her best not to get hit by London taxis as she undertakes her MSc in Media, Communication and Development at the London School of Economics.

Wanda is a writer, freelance journalist and elephant foster parent, who very much enjoys dabbling in photography.

Watch and read samples of Wanda’s journalistic work. Or visit her at at home.

Please comment freely on the posts and you can also reach Wanda via e-mail:

This blog is solely the view of Wanda O’Brien and in no way or in any part does the information contained within represent the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Aga Khan Development Network, CIDA, or any associated organization.


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