A West African Christmas in Kansas City
West African food can be hard to find in Kansas City. For many Nigerians living here, the familiar flavors of home are especially missed around Christmastime. Plus, a college student from Missouri shares the ups and downs of attending school with the added complications of the pandemic.
Finding the components of a West African holiday meal in Kansas City is not an easy task. There are shops like Wah Gwan or Fannie’s on Troost Avenue, but after that, options begin to thin. As Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga reports, one woman is determined to bring the smoky taste of home to Nigerians transplanted into Kansas City.
As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas City Today is taking a special look at how people in our community are doing. College sophomore Faith Andrews O'Neal talks about her struggle to learn the ropes at Columbia University, when her entire experience has taken place during a pandemic.
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