'Peace if is possible. Truth it all coast'. Translating proverbs from Swahili into English sometimes takes long detours. Living on a coast, though, where political disagreement are rife, this carries layers of meaning. From Hurumzi in Stone Town in Zanzibar.
Walk on the wild side in Unguja
Performer during the parade openening the Sauti za Busara, the music festival in Unguja in Zanzibar in Tanzania.
PhD Student, MA in African Studies, former journalist and development worker. Home is Copenhagen. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & Africa.
'Oh, how I remember these days when I was young, back in the days in Moshi, collecting water, those were the days I thanked God for the rain because I knew I would never have to worry about going to fetch some water the next two days (probably three or more), no shamba work because the soil is wet, all we did was to keep indoors, roasting or baking or boiling maize (corn)... beautiful song birds all day long and night, cool, calm, quiet and peaceful, and oh, the greeness a week after the rain!!!