In her work, novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor draws from her upbringing in the multicultural, mercurial world-within-worlds that is Kenya. She explores landscape, journey, and the human pursuit of meaning even under horrendous circumstances. In the summer issue of Image, she talks with fellow coffee researcher Erika Koss about the hidden African patrimony of the drink loved–and profited from–all over the globe. She also discusses her love of the sea (which she calls sacramental) and her own journey from a Catholic childhood in spiritually eclectic Nairobi, through a tour of world religions, to a rediscovery of the Christian history that existed before and outside of the colonial West. In this Zoom conversation, Yvonne and Erika will talk about fiction, faith, coffee, and calling colonialism to account.