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The Policeman and the Provocative Question

This Entry’s Theme of the Blogging Abroad Boot Camp Challenge: crazy moments (aka 90% of this blog’s content). Just for clarification, the amaZulu and Republic of South Africa are not the crazy parties. 772 more words

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An Unfiltered Glance of Carers for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This entry’s topic for the blogging boot camp challenge: community member profile (aka interviewing someone that resides in my current home).

Interviews are a significant but unwritten part of my current job description. 797 more words


The Izikhanyezi Theory

Setting: Afternoon of Christmas Eve, on the taxi back to site from Duke City. I have stumbled into conversation with a few men in the back. 284 more words

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Privilege: Are you restricted from Certain Countries?

A huge portion of public health is advocacy. Until HIV /AIDS concerns became my full time job, I did not think about HIV/AIDS in a life span context. 700 more words


I can see Lesotho from my house…

Literally Tina Fey, I can also make geographic snarky remarks.

I am the closest PCV to Lesotho (in South Africa… according to the PC website… 128 more words

Everyday Adventure

Ubuntu and a Funeral

The isiZulu word of the post is going on a brief hiatus as my isiZulu dictionary is packed away for needed construction! Ngiyabonga for understanding! 821 more words

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On being White with a Capital “W”

(I know this is long…but complicated issues do not care about character limits).
isZulu word of the post: -mhlophe
isiNgisi: white (an adjective)
As in: a generalization for the color of my skin… 1,728 more words

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