Category Archives for "Africa"

Aug 05

Driving in Morocco: I Did It. So Can You.

Africa

It’s an inauspicious start. No map. No SatNav. No cash – my very last dihram cleared out by the unexpected fuel charge.

No internet access to check the route. No signal on my iPhone. Just a pen, a scrap of paper and a hastily scribbled map, uneven streaks of biro connecting Moroccan towns that appeared on a picture in the hotel lobby.

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Dec 06

Why You Should Visit Soweto, South Africa

Africa

A boy kicks a football in the red, barren dust. A cloud of burned, breathless amber follows his feet as he runs. The background is flat and empty; the foreground laced with wire. That’s the image I had of Soweto, South Africa’s most notorious township: a sprawling no man’s land south west of Joburg (itself […]

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Oct 18

After South Africa – A Poem

Africa

Dust in red still stains my shoes And drumbeats soothe my sleepless senses I am home From Africa And while the laundry soaps and whirs, the emails fly, the post stacks high, I find myself now lost for words Lost And humble In thought, in dreams, and threadbare tales, In legends, films and luggage scales […]

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