Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is chapatis. It is a food in Kenya though it was taught to me by my mother when I was about the age of 12 in Africa Uganda. It is fashioned from flour, cooking oil, water, salt, and blue band etc. It's usually round in shape and is mainly eaten with beans, chicken, beef, soup, milk or brown tea and sometimes with cabbage. This meal is always appetizing when you eat it with the above choices. Chapatis arrived in Kenya during the arrival of the colonial period when the British government imported Indians Laborers to build railroads throughout East Africa. Chapatis are sometimes consumed during holidays or events, where almost the entire family comes together to prepare and consume it. Due to this gathering of relatives of a specific event this simply brings togetherness, and shows love for each other. When I devour this kind of food it makes me recall my other family members who are in Africa. This object is important to me because it can lead to a way to restore the broken relationships between families when we gather together while eating it.

Place(s): Kenya, Uganda
Year: 2021

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant