Monthly Archives: December 2013

Witness protection program

That time when daddy and I were driving across the midwest, and stopping to eat in Kansas, he laughed to himself at the Subway guy’s very Italian name, telling me about his premonition that the FBI had relocated ex-mobsters to … Continue reading

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The post I never made on how to choose a daladala

A brief guide on how to choose a daladala 1)   If there’s any doubt that the entire ten minute daladala ride is going to be a bit about how it’s soooo hilarious that you speak Swahili freshi and revelations as … Continue reading

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An athletic event

As I’m preparing to leave Zanzibar, part of me wants to feel a sweeping kind of conclusiveness in the context of relief or joy to go home that maybe? I usually feel, but lately, more than anything, I feel sheer … Continue reading

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A family outing

I wanted to introduce my host family to the cake lady, so we planned a family outing. Naifa and I wait for everyone else… Cutting pretend cake with Adil and Mama Zuleikha. Eating pretend cake. Me and Nawal. We got … Continue reading

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A snapshot of our international family

Nawal has a new soap opera which is also set in the Phillipines, Ina, Kapatid, Anak, which is translated as “My Mother’s Daughter,” but I think literally means Mother, Sister, Daughter??  I saw that translation somewhere else.  In any case, … Continue reading

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