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The road is life…

Haiti was on my travel bucket list for years. So were Morocco and Ethiopia. And if you had told me last October that by the end of 2013 I would have been to all of those places…I wouldn’t have believed … Continue reading

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Lampedusa I

I’m trying to write a radio script on the Lampedusa boat disaster– the boat that sunk and killed around 300 illegal migrants, men and women, children and adults, on Thursday, less than a kilometer from shore. Somalians, Eritreans, Syrians. It’s … Continue reading

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On The Road

I was about to write a reflective post about life on the road, moving again, the weird jello-y twinge in the centre of myself every time I talk to someone, in this time before departure when the days seem to … Continue reading

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Comment protéger une langue?

Un autre texte que j’ai fait pour le site web de la radio, sur la preservation de la langue kirundie. Je l’affiche ici parce que la “mort” des langues est un enjeu global. Il y a autour de 7000 langues … Continue reading

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OK kids, let’s learn radio scriptwriting!

Last week, my work week got off to an unusual start. I arrived in the big blue bus at eight o’clock, yes, but that was where the similarities with other weeks ended. I was surprised to see another expat– a … Continue reading

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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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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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