Mornings are decidedly my favourite time of the day. Everything is a new possibility. Nothing has happened yet. I particularly love it when the sun comes streaming through my window, painting my room a soft gold.
Part of the reason I chose to live where I do in Lusaka was that contrary to all the other neighbourhoods I’ve lived in over the past 3 years, Kabulonga is quiet. There are long wide streets, paved and lined with grass, trees and flowers. There is less traffic, less people calling out at you, [...]
“Would you like to see my biogas generator?” My jaw dropped. There I was, standing in a small, rural, Muslim village in Northern Ghana with the tallest Ghanaian farmer I’ve ever seen asking me if I wanted to see his biogas generator. I did, and we progressed to see the gas stove that Mandeya cooks [...]
December 1st, 2011 was world AIDS day. Around the world there were speeches and talks about the state of the spread or decline of the disease It was generally agreed that we are making progress, but that more needs to be done, and we need to do it now. I spent the day travelling from [...]
Since moving to Lusaka, my mornings have been noticeably more quiet than the past 3 years. I say noticeably, although it took me coming back out to the district to notice how much louder the mornings are in the rural areas. Or maybe it’s not more – but rather it’s different. Certainly in Lusaka, I [...]
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