Tag Archives: Africa

Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Africa

Can you guess the location of the mystery photo? Every Monday a new one is posted. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog/ website. Monday Mystery Photo gives you Something to Ponder About. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs and Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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I Die but the Memory lives on By Henning Mankell – Book review and Memory Book project

In 2002, Mankell travelled to Uganda and met many families affected by the Aids epidemic. He meets Aida, a girl growing up in Uganda where Aids kills people from 15 to 20 years old to those in their early fifties. Soon her parents will die. She will become a mother to her siblings. She is 12 years old. In many parts of Africa, the old people have to look after their grandchildren when the parents are no longer alive. Then when they die, the children are orphans. “Children who have to be one another’s parents have a pretty distorted start in life. They slip up.” Aids in Africa, is an epidemic and illness that is very much treatable in the Western world, where medicine is affordable and obtainable. In the third world, Aids is not under control, and many die from starvation as there is not enough manpower to keep agriculture going, but we in the privileged Western world know nothing of what is happening there. Continue reading

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