DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY

“’AFRICAN PEOPLE DON’T DREAM LIKE THAT,’ SOMEBODY TOLD ME LAST WEEK. ‘IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.’”   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFRICAN? AFRICA, THE WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST CONTINENT CONSISTING OF 54 COUNTRIES AND 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE, HAS BEEN WHAT SOME MIGHT SAY ‘MISUNDERSTOOD.’ A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION MIGHT BE ‘MISREPRESENTED,’ …

RAMADAN KAREEM – EXPERIENCE RAMADAN IN ZANZIBAR

THE LIFE AND COLOURS OF RAMADAN. A GUIDE TO MAKING THE BEST OF RAMADAN IN ZANZIBAR WE WERE AT A LOCAL SHOP WHEN A YOUNG BOY CAME UP TO THE COUNTER. THE SHOPKEEPER, PANDU, PUT DOWN AN RECTANGULARLY SHAPED PACKAGE WRAPPED IN NEWSPAPER ON TO THE SCALE TO BE WEIGHED. I …

ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: BREAKFAST AT THE SUDANESE BORDER

WHAT IT’S LIKE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WARNING SIGNS. THE FIRST OF THREE PARTS FROM THE ‘ON THE AFRICAN TRAIL: SUDAN’ SERIES – WRITTEN BY SIMEON GREADY   DECEMBER 2014 I SLEPT ONLY AN HOUR OR SO THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS DUE TO TRAVEL FROM GONDAR, ETHIOPIA …

ON MARRIAGE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE AND MONEY) – PT I AND II

PART I: IN THE NAME OF MONEY “I DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED.” ONE OF THE BEST REPELLENTS YOU CAN USE TO WARD OFF GUYS THESE DAYS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. IT ALWAYS LEADS TO SOME FORM OF SUBTLE, MEEK DEBATE – THE MAN GRAPPLING TO WRAP HIS HEAD AROUND …

THROUGH THE LENS OF RAHIM

HOW ONE MAN’S PIECE OF PARADISE IS ANOTHER MAN’S PEACE IN PARADISE ZANZIBAR. IF YOU LOOK AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TANZANIAN ARCHIPELAGO, YOU CAN EASILY FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR TURQUOISE WATERS, THE WHITE POWDERED BEACHES, AND THE LUSH GREEN PALM TREES LINING THE SAND. SOME WOULD …

FINDING YOUR SPIRIT DOOR IN ZANZIBAR

THEY SAY THAT YOU DON’T CHOOSE YOUR DOOR, YOUR DOOR CHOOSES YOU ONCE YOU SET FOOT IN ZANZIBAR AND ARRIVE IN THE MYSTICAL TRADING CENTRE OF STONE TOWN, YOUR EYES WILL BE DRIVEN TO THE MAJESTIC ZANZIBAR DOORS, FAMOUS FOR THEIR DISTINCTIVE FEATURES, CARVED PATTERNS, AND ARRESTING GRANDEUR. THEY ARE …

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