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 …

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD

CELEBRATING MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – MARRIED TO THE ROAD DAMN. ONE YEAR! I FEEL LIKE SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED, BUT WHEN I LOOK BACK THROUGH THE REARVIEW MIRROR, THAT IS NOT SO ACCURATE. A LOT OF GROWTH, A LOT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A LOT OF HELLOS AND GOODBYES. AND STILL, A LOT …

ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESTINATION AND DIRECTION

HOW IT TOOK ME QUITTING MY JOB, DROPPING A PHD OFFER, AND LEAVING HOME TO FIND OUT WHERE I’M GOING BY SONIA MICHAELSEN NOT TOO LONG AGO, I READ A BOOK, THE SNOW GEESE, ABOUT A BRITISH MAN WHO BECOMES FASCINATED BY BIRDS, ESPECIALLY GEESE. HE BECOMES SO INTRIGUED BY THEM …

SOMETHING’S COMING: MEET THE BLACK SHEEP PUTTING ZAMBIA ON THE MAP

  EL MUKUKA – THE PIONEERING DJ BREAKING MUSICAL AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES WHEN WE THINK HOUSE MUSIC, WE DON’T USUALLY THINK ABOUT ZAMBIA. NOPE. NEVER. DEFINITELY NOT. IT WOULD BE AT THE END OF THE LIST LIKE Z’S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ALPHABET. OR JUST NOT ON OUR RADAR AT …

ON TRAVELING AS A BLACK-ASIAN FEMALE SOLO TRAVELLER (PART I)

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK-ASIAN WOMAN. LESSONS LEARNT FROM DR. SEUSS WHETHER WE LIKE TO ADMIT IT OR NOT, APPEARANCE MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO FIRST IMPRESSIONS, AND ANY LASTING IMPRESSIONS AT ALL. APPEARANCE ALLOWS US TO CLASSIFY OTHERS, TO CATEGORIZE, TO PUT PEOPLE IN THESE LITTLE BOXES THAT ENABLE US …