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Making the best of a mishap, Milege calling...

With my knee being so vulnerable and unpredictable, it has been a little troublesome to move around and enjoy the spirit of Uganda in ways that I have been doing previously. 1,401 more words

Culture And Customs

Tanzanian Khanga

Photo courtesy: Fanny Scherzte — Wikimedia Commons

Khanga sounds like a children’s version of cricket played in Australia, kanga cricket, but I’m referring to fabric. 92 more words

East Africa

Fashion: House of Jabari.

Pamela Bosibori

It is a pleasure to interview renowned designer  Makena Anampiu of House of Jabari designs.

Here is the interview.
Pamela: Tell us about yourself… 268 more words


Mouth Watering Maharagwe

While living in Dar es Salaam, I was invited to a Hindu friend’s house who ran a kitenge duka on Independence Avenue at that time. At lunch, I devoured a kidney bean curry like a taste bud smorgasbord. 57 more words

East Africa

Custom Fitted

Sometimes, Westerners traveling to Africa forget that you can actually buy things here. I know I did when I first left for Peace Corps—thinking I needed to come with a two year supply of everything. 1,302 more words


Bow Tie Thursday with @angeloigitegocollection

Many of us aren’t too socially conscious when it comes to purchasing our clothing, especially those of us in the west. There are no questions or concerns about who made it, how it was made, or what kind of conditions it was created in. 123 more words