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What's in a Swazi name?

Sisi, greet this person. Sisi, greet this person. Sisi, greet this person.

I was receiving a tour of my soon-to-be home and community from my eldest sisi, and she wanted to make sure I made a good impression that day. 841 more words

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The chicken diaries: Time out

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story.

My chickens spent a week in time out because of their flight risk. 439 more words

Peace Corps

Zambian Safari: 3rd Time's a Charm

This past weekend marked my third safari in the beautiful country of Zambia. I’ve now been to a game reserve in every season (cold, rainy, hot) and it’s amazing how different Zambia (and Malawi) look during each season. 1,697 more words

Wednesday photo: Me and my chickens

I told my tutor that I wished someone who lived near us sold eggs. A few days later, she showed up at my house saying she bought me chickens. 223 more words

Wednesday Photo

Peace Corps Colombia Bebé

The following does not represent the views or opinions of the Peace Corps

A small-city Ohio man and a big-city Colombian woman, both fresh out of college. 1,347 more words

Latin America

There's more to me and America than what Swazis know from TV

We are all guilty of knowing and assuming a single story about a group of people, their homeland, and their culture and traditions.

Before coming to Swaziland, I knew very little about this tiny country in southern Africa. 1,161 more words


Straying From the Single Story: An Interview with Mrs. Mangochi

​”She had felt sorry for me even before she saw me. Her default position toward me, as an African, was a kind of patronizing, well-meaning pity… There was no possibility of feelings more complex than pity, no possibility of a connection as human equals.” 1,063 more words