Monthly Archives: March 2010

An Ancestral Visit on the Road Home

I stood near the entrance to Save the Children, waiting outside the finance office, and surveyed the empty room. The rows of cubicles stood in the pale shadows next to empty chairs, and only a few voices remained, floating into … Continue reading

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Yemlungu ubobhalela ekhaya, or “Hey you, white person – write home.”

“Can you sing it with me?” asked Bheki, who stood in front of my desk with his hands poised in mid-air. He had just been teaching me the lyrics to a Swazi song. On his way through my office, he … Continue reading

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Obama, Obama

“Please, listen to what I am trying to say!” I said, struggling to be heard over the din in the room. A surprisingly loud din considering that there were only six people sitting around the table. Even more surprising considering … Continue reading

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