ShoMadjozi and John Cena - what's it about?

December 3, 2019

Colonialism reversed

December 3, 2019

Ianski.

November 29, 2019

SAFARI NJEMA

November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY POETICS - INSTAGRAMMING EAST AFRICA

April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

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SAFARI NJEMA

Saturday, November 16, 2019

 

- I'm loving this little "safari njema" ritual every time I fly: I post an update, and five minutes later greetings move across the world: "Safari njema!" (Safe travel!) Safari means journey in Swahili (but has been heavily applied to tourism and visits to game parks). And in Swahili you are very gracious with greetings and wishes. Travelling in Africa, anywhere, is a potential risk, so you extend wishes for safety.
It may say that we are apart but we are still with one another. There's another Swahili phrase for that, too.

This humble lodge "Safari Hotel" is located on the road along the Ugandan border to Congo near Arua in West Nile. If you get out car on the right you're in Uganda, in Congo on the left.  

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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