home and from
|The boys watching a millipede at what they call "our old, old home"|
My own kids have lived in 5 different houses (all before Ben turned 3), in 2 countries. They are nomadic as well. On the other hand, they do inherit family land and Home from Rodgers. But on the first hand again, we don't live there. And also on the first hand, society here views them as "other," not as Kenyan. We use other people's perception of us (or our perception of their perception - confused?) in defining our own identity, thus I see their future selves identifying more as American and mzungu since they are always called that here. On the other hand again, if they were raised in America, they would probably see themselves more as Kenyan, even though they would act more American - because societies are all culturally exclusive, and they would still be considered "other" if we lived there.
In conclusion, this is not yet concluded. How will they define "from" and "home?" Time will tell...