Linguist and English scholar, Lee Anne McIlroy worked as Senior English Language Fellow in Tanzania for the U.S. Department of State. She has also worked as an English Language Specialist in Tanzania and the Comoros Islands through the embassies of Tanzania and Madagascar. But she’s a local girl who went to UCLA and Cal State Long Beach and currently Ban English professor at Cerritos College.
Sleeping with Lions is about a year that McIlroy spent in Tanzania, Living with four Tanzanian priests and a Congolese nun, while working with a Kenyan linguist and poet. The book reflects on her life as a single mother and on what it means to be a human being in the modern world. Take a listen to her experience.