The bodaboda drivers gather on the corner of the church and the hospital, which forms a busy joint between the quite peninsula and the loud uswahilini split by Kimweri Avenue. Named after one of the biggest chiefs in Tanzania.
Kahawa na kashata
'Kahawa' - coffee, in Swahili, is boiled in big kettles and served in small cups with kashata (sweet peanut with sugar and coconut) in Uhuru Park in Tanga in Tanzania. Cups are made in China, and are seen from here over Juba to Sarajevo!
Woman on way to wedding in Zanzibar
PhD Student, MA in African Studies, former journalist and development worker. Home is Copenhagen. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & Africa.
FROM MY NOTEBOOK, NAIROBI, 23 AUGUST 2014: 'I left Juba on Kenya Airways seated next to a 'senior protocol officer' with the SPLA-regime. He addressed me, pointing his tongue between the gap of his front teeth, making a sucking sound when he exclaimed his approving 'tsk tsk'. After a triple whiskey he started touching me, pretending he'd dropped things. Then he offered me to meet the president, asking if he could use my used tooth pick, and other things I've repressed by now.
FROM MY NOTEBOOK, JUBA 9 AUGUST 2014: 'Mzungu mzee asking waitress, in imperative, to his left for coffee like another SPLA army commander, while completing abrupt sentence to a South Sudanese woman to his right about what donors want. Try saying 'transparency' with Dutch accent and mouth stuffed with food. It's not nice.' #notebook #juba #donors #aid #mzungu #wazungu #southsudan #africa