A couple of weeks ago, the South African twerk team Protwerkers came across the border to show us what they’re working wit… I’m sure when the poster went up quite a few debates sparked about whether one should be seen … Continue reading →
Swedish photographer and visual artist Jens Assur has spent ten months producing an exhibition of 40 enormous-size, large-format photographs chronicling structural patterns in the everyday life of twelve of Africa's rapidly-changing urban centers, currently showing at the Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm. And by some coincidence, he's gone for a title of similar intent as this blog's: the whole thing is titled…
Gaborone’s fashion conscious are becoming spoilt for choice these days with the gradual growth of the local fashion scene. Thank you to Gaborone’s 2 annual fashion shows, Color in the Desert Fashion Week and Lapologa Gaborone Fashion Week, local designers now have … Continue reading →
Check out Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 if you haven’t already! We left for Guanzhou on a typically dreary Shanghai morning. During our wait for our flight at the airport, it began to rain and the temperature dropped further. Everyone … Continue reading →
Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. -- Things Fall Apart.
It is not a surprise the amount of tributes that have poured in from around the world following the passing on of perhaps Nigeria's greatest ever writer. Chinualumogu Albert Achebe died last night aged 82.
"It is not a surprise the amount of tributes that have poured in from around the world following the passing on of perhaps Nigeria’s greatest ever writer. Chinualumogu Albert Achebe died last night aged 82. Why was Chinua Achebe so readable and Wole Soyinka almost inscrutable? The former was a writer, a storyteller — the latter is a poet who just happens to write. " A short tribute to Chinua Achebe who passed on recently at 82.
Check out Part 2 if you haven’t yet! Hangpu River Cruise After having dinner in the city center of Shanghai, our next destination was the Hangpu river for an evening cruise. The concept sounds amazing given that there are so … Continue reading →
Check out Part 1 if you haven’t! Over weekends in Shanghai, we had a full schedule of tourist activities organised by CIUB. Every Saturday and Sunday we had to be in the hotel lobby by 9pm. We’d all pile into … Continue reading →
This past weekend, I went down to Rustenburg in South Africa to catch an Africa Cup of Nations match. Nigeria was playing Ivory Coast for a place in the semi finals. It was my first time to attend a live … Continue reading →
We have been waiting for forever for New Capitol cinemas to do the right thing and they finally did! Masa center is now home to the first 3D cinema in Gaborone. No more hopping across the border to see 3D movies. … Continue reading →
This past December I got the amazing opportunity to travel to Shanghai and Guanzhou, China. The school where I take evening Mandarin lessons, Confucius Institute of the University of Botswana (CIUB), takes 2 groups of students to China twice a year in … Continue reading →