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Kisu ya Samaki

“Ejoka!” The two Turkanan fisherman were visibly startled by my greeting. No British soldier had ever said “Hello” to them in their own language. As far as they knew, no British soldier had ever spoken to any Turkanan tribesman in … Continue reading

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Review: Speak Swahili, Dammit!

Speak Swahili, Dammit! by James Penhaligon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found that I was able to relate to so much in this autobiographical account of Jimu’s childhood. Being about five years younger than the author and having … Continue reading

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