The Congolese Expat And The Journalist

Francisca Thelin managed to leave her home in the Congo behind for a new life in America. As an adult, though, she returned to her homeland with human rights activist Lisa J. Shannon to check in on the family she left behind. This hour, we’ll talk to Shannon about the journey, which she writes about in Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo (PublicAffairs).