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My, how time has flown. It seems like only yesterday, I arrived, tired and jet-lagged, onto the farm. I remember so many things from that first day – the dusty, scorched earth on the side of the road from the airport; being bombarded by Christoph and his love of Ben-10 at the airport; being dragged […]

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Mozambique – for some, the name might conjure up images of civil war, dire poverty, guerillas warriors hiding out in jungles; but for me, Mozambique will forever more be associated with images of pristine turquoise beaches with smooth white sand, coconut and banana trees lining the coast, unspoiled islands, coral reefs teeming with fish, traditional […]

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Londoners – no white Zimbabwean has ever heard of it, but for the Shona people, it is the place to be.  Outdoor braai (BBQ) where the cool people hang, meat and beer in hand, watching the door like lions waiting for a kill; smoky dancehall busting out the dancehall tunes, jam-packed with women gyrating their […]

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(This entry was written on June 1st.) Had my laziness not taken over and I had written this blog entry a few days ago, it would have sounded something like this: “Damn, it’s cold!  I feel cold all the time.  It’s terrible.  I don’t want to get out of bed because it’s so cozy and […]

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I just finished reading a really nice book of short stories written by an up-and-coming Zimbabwean writer. The book is called “An Elegy for Easterly” by Petina Gappah.I have read a few books by Zimbabwean authors, including “The Crocodile Eats the Sun” by Peter Godwin, and “The Last Resort” by Douglas Rogers. Both of those […]

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