Reading: Stone by Nick Makoha
Nick Makoha (b. 1974) is a Ugandan poet who fled the terror regime of Idi Amin. He studied biochemistry and worked in a bank, but poetry was his calling. His most important publication is Kingdom of Gravity, "a searing, mysterious contemplation of exile, fatherhood and violence". I read a poem about corruption. Stone The best thing I ...
Reading: Kinaxixi by Augostinho Neto
Today, I wanted to read a poem by Hugo von Hofmannthal or Wisława Szymborska, but I couldn't find (the time to make) a good translation of the German genius and I'm not fond of the Polish Nobel Prize winner. So I read a poet by former Angolan president Augustinho Neto (1922-1979) instead. Here it is, in ...
Book Publishing – Traversing Africa
Book Publishing - Traversing Africa
29. September 2011. Rabat / Seoul
Yeon and Kamiel have decided to work from different locations for a little while. Yeon will be promoting her book about Charity Travel in South Korea the coming month, while Kamiel will try to travel from Morocco to Kenya overland on a budget. If ...
Holy Cross Hospice
Holy Cross Hospice Gaborone, BotswanaGabarone, Botswana. February 22th, 2010
The Holy Cross Hospice in Gaborone provides care and support to the terminally ill and patients with life limiting illnesses, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and their families and caregivers in Gaborone.

NameHoly Cross Hospice, Gaborone, BotswanaAimProviding care and support to the terminally ...
Kagisano Women’s shelter project / jewelry workshop
Kagisano Women's shelter projectGabarone, Botswana. February 21th, 2010
Kagisano provides shelter for abused women and supports them with vocational training. One of their projects is a paper maché jewelry workshop in Gaborone.

We visit the workshop and make a donation to provide some supplies for the handicraftproject.

NameKagisano Women's shelter project / ...
Oasis Harare, ZimbabweHarare, Zimbabwe. February 15th, 2010
Oasis works with street children in Harare, Zimbabwe giving them a brighter future and keeping them on the right track.

We support Oasis with a donation and assist in a hip hop workshop for the kids.

NameOasis, Harare, ZimbabweAimTo assist the street children of Harare: ...
Streets Ahead
Streets Ahead, Harare, ZimbabweHarare, Zimbabwe. February 15th, 2010Streets Ahead supports at risk street children in Harare by offering them emergency shelter, workshops like Capoeira, and vocational training like basket weaving and candle making.

We visit streets ahead and exchange ideas with its friendly director; we support this cause with a donation.

NameStreets ...
Terra Nova
Terra Nova, Beira, MocambiqueBeira, Mozambique. February 7th - 9th, 2010Terra Nova is a unique social business, set up by a young French woman, producing compost by recycling urban market waste in Beira, Mocambique.

We help building a shelter for the local workers at the project site, and translating for their website.

Cultural Center Muodjo
Maputo, Mozambique. February 2nd - 4th, 2010Muodjo's mission it o assist vulnerable children and develop their cultural abilities, with special focus on streets children and orphans.

We supply materials for an exhibition they organize with pictures the children drew.

NameMuodjo Cultural Center, Maputo rural area, MozambiqueAimTo assist vulnerable children and develop their ...