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Holy Crepe, Kololo & 31 Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

It’s been a fun past three months for me on Instagram. In case you don’t follow me there, today I’d like to share some highlights from my Instagram gallery from that period. In this post, you’ll see 33 of my most liked Instagram pictures and videos from the last three months. They include sunset pictures, pictures of delicious and interesting food (like the fantastic crêpes at Holy Crepe Kololo in Kampala), as well as pictures of some great books I’ve read recently. I hope you enjoy them. With no further ado, here they are. READ ALSO: 19 Sky, Water, & Sunset … Continue reading Holy Crepe, Kololo & 31 Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

HISTORY® Channel to Air a New Roots Miniseries

Does the name Kunta Kinte mean anything to you? How about this scene: “Your name is Toby. I want to hear you say it!….What’s your name? Kunta…Kunta Kinte.”, as a whip comes down hard on a young black man’s back? If you are around my age or older, you’ll probably easily recall this poignant scene from the 1977 Roots Miniseries (no, I was not yet born in 1977 but I grew up in Africa so we got American movies and TV shows 10 years late). As one of my favorite bloggers reminded me recently in a post about Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade, … Continue reading HISTORY® Channel to Air a New Roots Miniseries

10 Things to Do in Gaborone, Botswana

Two months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Botswana for the first time. I didn’t visit the Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park (the big safari destinations in Botswana). Rather, my trip took me to the capital of Botswana: Gaborone. I was very busy right before the trip; I therefore wasn’t able to do much more than a perfunctory online search of what there was to do in Gaborone. The search didn’t yield much. I tried not to worry about it, sure that I’d figure it out once my trip began. On the appointed day, I hopped onto a … Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Gaborone, Botswana

East African Men & What’s Dating Like in East Africa?

Hmmm…Riiight. Like I can even attempt to answer that question with any sort of authority despite my years of experience with East African men. Although a friend recently called me the East African Carrie Bradshaw during a late night Facebook chat (you can imagine the kind of stories we were swapping ;-)), I’ll have to decline the title because it’s simply not true. Nonetheless, I have recently realized that I have been on at least one date with men from each of the five East African countries. In fact, I’ve even had relationships with East African men from four of … Continue reading East African Men & What’s Dating Like in East Africa?