Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Odd List

Ever since I got back from Africa I’ve been compiling a list of things that would shock Pierre, Honorine, Emilie, my (ex) neighbourAthanase and the rest if they ever came (WHEN they ever come, in the case of Honorine and … Continue reading

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It happens here too.

So, I am not a happy kitty. Sunday  my wallet was stolen. Again. It had been a pearl of a weekend. Friday afternoon I hung out all afternoon with my Senegalese buddy who I’ll call Idriss. When he had to … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Ryszard Kapucsinski

This one is for my journalist friends, particularly the anglophones and those primarily interested in the developing world. Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) was a Polish foreign correspondent, arguably one of the greatest journalists of the 20th century, certainly among the most … Continue reading

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Kigali: suite et fin

Kigali: suite et fin I took this trip almost exactly two months ago (Sept. 24), and wrote most of this post on the flight to Paris (Oct. 2). It’s been sitting in my notebook since then…enjoy! After the usual CouchSurfing … Continue reading

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Time Flies…

This morning I went to the Jean-Jaurès farmers’ market near my house, and smelled Christmas. What I actually smelled was roast pork and turkeys turning on spits. The holidays are coming! Thanksgiving is in less than a week (no idea … Continue reading

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I’m in it deep

There will be a Kigali Impressions III. I am writing it all down now for…reasons that will become clear. As you might have noticed, there is a big part of me which has not left Africa. Chantal says it never … Continue reading

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Kigali Impressions II

Rwanda since the genocide has been one of the economic miracles of Africa, and the museum itself is a great example of this– a big, clean, modern museum with audioguides and descriptions on the walls in Kinyarwanda as well as … Continue reading

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