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Tanzania diary: safari and other postscripts

Two things pleased me about my speech at this year’s ceremonial farewell to Dareda Kati Village. One is that I did not mangle any Swahili. This was unlike last year, when, having planned to finish with Mungu bariki, “God bless,” … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: July 9 (afternoon)

Despite the fervent religious beliefs of the people of Dareda Kati Village, they do not usually say grace before their meals. This has nothing to do with showing tolerance toward the Karimu volunteers. I have been referred to as a … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: July 11 (night)

I do not often think of my habitual insomnia as a blessing, but tonight it’s useful, just like the headlamp that lets me see the pages of my journal. I need this time to write about my memories of our … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 12 (night)

The necessary meeting to decide Karimu’s goals for Ufani Primary School took place this morning and early afternoon and went very well. We will try to raise money to build living quarters for two more teachers next year; we will … Continue reading

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