About the Author Phillipina Dali was born in Taita Hills, Kenya. She worked in public service after earning her B.A. with honors in economics and sociology. Later she studied in Canada for her M.A. in international affairs. After nineteen years in the Kenya public service, she resigned in 2004 due to increasing challenges due to her disability, and decided to immigrate to Canada with her two children. She lives in Ottawa, where she loves to read and learn about issues of sustainable development. This is her first book.