Monthly Archives: February 2011

Revolution in Africa

It’s a bit cheeky, but being next door to Zimbabwe can’t help but make me wish that Bob’s country would follow the lead of countries north of the sahara and give him the boot. Think!–Harare might start feeling the short … Continue reading

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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

By noon this morning I was finished Peter Godwin’s book, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun. I had been reading it in drips and drabs and so this morning I simply parked myself on our newly purchased wicker couch (so … Continue reading

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Car wash extraordinaire

We were out shopping around for a new couch in the carpentry markets of Kalingalinga compound when we found this. It’s utterly hilarious. I can’t take any offense—if there’s any to take, that is—as I’m still completely baffled as to … Continue reading

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A few CBOs I like

Here’s a term I once dismissed as junk: CBO. Community Based Organization. It’s a term that development organizations routinely bandy about—a village committee set-up to maintain a recently-drilled borehole, a lending group of women set-up to ensure micro-finance repayments. Blerg, … Continue reading

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New ka-apartment

We can grab guavas from our balcony. Francis and Tyler come daily to borrow our basketball to bounce it up and down on the pavement. There’s maize and pumpkins growing in the backyard garden which we can see out the … Continue reading

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