Tag Archives: Africa

In search of black identity in Uganda

I was being welcomed back home…for the first time. Continue reading

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Why I stopped buying the sugar

Not even a minute after the request, I handed him the money. Continue reading

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Ethical Dilemma: Giving More Than We Thought We Gave

After spending the past year in Uganda living amidst the fallout of giving, I barely recognize the person I once was.
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Schoolyard Politics, Namibia

I had come out of the office and saw a colleague sitting across the school yard under a palm tree with two female students in front of her with arms outstretched. She raised a long, flat metal rod and hit each of their arms in quick succession. Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Anatomy of a South African Riot

I rustled myself from sleep and rushed to the lone paved road skirting the northern edge of Riemvasmaak. The people had begun rioting to protest a lack of service delivery. Continue reading

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