Monthly Archives: July 2009

I love you dearly. Madly!

As I walk through the streets of Mbabane on my daily walk into town, I usually try to avoid eye contact with men and forge straight ahead, waving away any attempts to talk to me from men I don’t know. … Continue reading

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This man is “The Brain”

“You know, Siphiwe,” began Ncamsile as we bounced down the road, “I tried some of your food this weekend.” “What food do you mean?” I asked as she deftly switched gears and swerved the truck to avoid a giant rock … Continue reading

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Picture in newspaper – check. Appearance on Swazi news channel – check. Radio spot? Just give me time.

July 14, 2009 have heard over and over again since arriving in Swaziland that it is such a shame that I won’t be here in August. “Ach, sisi, why are you leaving so soon? You’re going to miss the biggest … Continue reading

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How many SIM cards do YOU have?

July 12, 2009 One of the most fascinating parts of this internship with Save the Children for me is the special access I get to have to meetings and workshops attended by all kinds of interesting people. This past Wednesday … Continue reading

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Pap, Patata, and Tidlubu – a diet to make you “strong”

There is a conspiracy in the guest house to make me gain weight. I’m not being paranoid; the staff and Ashook freely admit and discuss their plans in front of me, complete with gestures that demonstrate just how big I … Continue reading

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