Monthly Archives: June 2009

I have to cry in the kraal?

June 17, 2009 This morning began with breakfast with two South Africans that were here last week, Andile and Kaya, who are staying until the end of this week. They are pretty interesting to talk to, and so far, every … Continue reading

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Just thank him for his Zumbu

June 16, 2009 Zumbu. That’s my new word for today. It apparently is an exclamation uttered only by men and is an all-in-one, one-word proposal towards a woman (esp. to one he doesn’t know). I was walking around the festivities … Continue reading

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Please shoot me, ma’am

June 15, 2009 First Day of the African Child Tomorrow, June 16, is the official Day of the African Child, but there are celebrations happening all week in four different regions of Swaziland. Today’s events were held in the far, … Continue reading

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How to hail a kombi

June 14, 2009 I spend most evenings chatting in the kitchen with Justice, Sindi, Jose, Antonio, and the rest of the staff here at the guest house, and slowly, I am hearing more and more about their pasts, and their … Continue reading

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Just smile and wave

June 13, 2009 “What are you doing on Saturday?” Ncamsile asked me on Thursday. I told her I didn’t have any huge plans for the day; that I had been thinking of coming to Mbabane to do some shopping, but … Continue reading

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