Friday, November 29, 2019

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Nairobi, 4 August 2014

Dearest Ianski, 

Yesterday, your family put me on a plane in Johannesburg so that I could fly back to Nairobi.

When we flew over Zimbabwe, the pilot pointed it out while the steward brought me drinks. I took this as an act of kindness on behalf of Kenyan Airways. So, dri...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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Isn't it rather about the time spent so well, in one particular country, with such magnificent and unique persons, that you had to postpone departure, throw away your passport, and lie about it all to sound rational when you message home; Or the one or three or five country(ies), you keep r...

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Today. In Tanzanian news I comment on Diamond and playback performance. I try to be diplomatic - I do like how Diamond tries out new ways, but playback stage shows really are less exciting than real live music. I may be generalising on behalf of Europeans when I conclude we aren't all into...

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PhD Fellow, MA in African Studies, former journalist and development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism