- Djibouti, Djibouti
- April 04
- I am a writer and development worker. I have lived in Somalia, Kenya, and currently live in Djibouti.
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People need to hear more about Africa than terrorism, hunger, poverty, war, and disease. It is not all one savannah or safari. The continent is incredibly diverse and headlines would have us believe it is all chaos, and all uniform. Here is an essay I wrote about the beauty of Djibouti,… Read full post »
The article is being intensely debated, emotions are high, all kinds of colorful words are flying around.
Here are some of Foreign… Read full post »
I'm sitting in my favorite place of the year, Open Book coffee shop. It is at the Loft Literary Center, downstairs./… Read full post »
In the worst place in the world for women, women go to the gym.
When most Westerners think about Africa, they picture starving babies from television commercials and magazine pages. Bloated bellies, listless bodies, vacant eyes, knobby knees. The obesity epidemic isn't generally associated wit… Read full post »
Somali pirates are not the smartest folks on the high
After spending more than nine years in Somalia and Djibouti, when I hear stories of them battling with Navy Seals, as they did this past fall, I have to laugh.
Imagine this boat
trying to take out this…