Wankumbu (Kumbu) chats with me about having parents from different Zambian tribes and her move to Kentucky for college. She tells me about the cost and effort that goes into her hair (which always looks amazing, BTW) and the importance of looking put-together in Zambian culture. We discuss how Zambia and Papua New Guinea are actually quite similar, and Kumbu explains what a Kuomboka ceremony is (there are clips on YouTube, so get on that).
Pop culture recommendations:
Kumbu: Zambian author Dambisa Moyo, including her TED Talks and book "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa;" musician Pompi
Becca: "Americanah" and "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and "Anne with an E" on Netflix