Monthly Archives: July 2009

Everyone is poor – everyone is needy.

“Ach! Where did you get that?” asked Justice, moving towards the bag I was opening and peeking over my shoulder. I pulled two long pieces of cassava root from the bag and shook the red soil loose, and he took … Continue reading

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I used to eat too much cake

It has been rather quiet around the office for me since Ncamsile and I resolved the abuse case earlier this week. Sometimes I look up from my computer screen and survey the room, looking at the other interns, who all … Continue reading

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The Swazis will make you “strong”

“You know, Siphiwe, I think I will just call you Zumbu from now on,” Jose informed me yesterday as he walked by me in the kitchen, whisking something in a bowl. Make Busi, Sindi, and Justice laughed and said in … Continue reading

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