Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pure Joy

Its jacaranda season in Lusaka, which means my favorite trees of all time are in full bloom! Jacarandas, with their distinct purple-blue petals, are a common site in Lusaka. But there are certain places where they form long, stately lines … Continue reading

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Kubeba!!

After months, weeks, and now these final days of “Don’t Kubeba!” (“Don’t tell them!) Patriotic Front (PF) supporters now have news to tell everyone—their man has won! The scene just down the road from our flats was pure joy and … Continue reading

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Election Day, Zambia, 20th September 2011

8:10 I walk into work. The streets are quiet, much more than normal for a Tuesday. Walking past the upper class primary school around the block there’s a different scene than normal: parents drive up not to drop off their … Continue reading

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Don’t kubeba

Zambian opposition politicians have proved themselves more clever by half (and perhaps then some) over our native Canadian stock. Here in Zambia were are heading into a general election this coming Tuesday. Great. Good. Looking forward to it. In campaigning, … Continue reading

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What Mandela Inspires

So I finally got around to reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, The Long Walk to Freedom. Great books seem to have a way of finding me when I am most ready for them, and it was certainly the case with this … Continue reading

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