Tag Archive: Zimbabwe

Aug 04

Things fall apart.. visa style in Nigeria (Part 1)

The original title of this blog was “How (not) to get a visa for Nigeria” but in the mean time I have read a great and accessible novel by Chinua Achebe from Nigeria called “Things Fall Apart“ influenced by a poem by our very on WB Yeats. I guess it was not only the greatness of Guinness that …

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Jun 21

A soliloquy of random considerations

Today, I see the sun rise with tomorrow over yesterday’s dark times Over lands that harbor tales written in the blood of a people whose hands know not crime I hear the birds compose a melody to the Afro-beat of my heart beat For rhythm is the energy at the heart of every township child’s …

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Jun 06

Looking into the Abyss

Kristina struggles to keep her baby from crying. Her face shows despair. She wants to be gentle and loving but doesn’t know how. She is lost. No family to support her, her newborn baby hungry, the noise and chaos of the unfamiliar big city around offering no comfort to both lost innocent creatures. Kristina, She …

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Jun 06

so the story unfolds… to music….

To bridge from the last little rant of passion, I want just set the scene… It was a dark night in Harare. The stars are shining brightly in the sky as the cold descends to greet the people below. Warmth would protect them soon though familiar African means. A rhythm started. A djembe and a …

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May 24

Sometimes you just have to give in…

It had to happen. You resist and resist and resist. Put your defences up. Focus your energy on something else… and the minute you let your guard down… it happens. You fall in Love. Ah… now your all thinking that its some majesty lady that has taken my heart and you all want the gossip …

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