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Reflections on Culture

Reflections on Culture

East African Traveler   

 

 

It took the Dixie Chicks at an East/West African-Arab wedding to help me get over my case of Mzungu-Know-It-All. Alright, let’s backtrack.

 

 

Society in Transition

Society in Transition

East African Traveler

 

 

By the time I arrived at ringside, the electricity had been cut, the boxers stood baffled in their corners, and a thousand restless fans…

Hallelujah, Mzee Kamana. Hallelujah!

Hallelujah, Mzee Kamana. Hallelujah!

East African Traveler

 

 

The Sunday before he died, Mzee Stanley Kamana invited me to his home in the Tandika district of Dar-es-Salaam. It was like old times. We sat…

Epitome of Rural Politics

Epitome of Rural Politics

East African Traveler

 

 

It’s near midnight, and the calabash of honey beer keeps being filled up and passed around the circle of elders in a grass hall, illuminated…