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Raisi Is Dead / A Crash Landing

Raisi Is Dead / A Crash Landing 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Raisi Is Dead Mullah Mchungu looks at me listlessly, his dentures, with telltale signs of decay, grin at me idiotically. I am never sure if the grin is genuine or…

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A Malabari Heartburn And A Monkey Problem

A Malabari Heartburn And A Monkey Problem 150 150 Comfort Aid International

I find myself in India once more, right amid a general election. This does not affect me so much, except the immigration officer in Mumbai wants me digitally fingerprinted; this…

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Pooja Has A Beef With Azaan

Pooja Has A Beef With Azaan 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Pooja Has A Beef With Azaan I meet Pooja on my way to Dubai from Dar es Salaam; she occupies the seat beside mine. It is the 28th day of Ramadhan…

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Allah Has Abandoned Us

Allah Has Abandoned Us 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Allah Has Abandoned Us I return to Dar es Salaam from a trip to Pakistan and the Philippines dog-tired and weary, vowing not to sit on an aircraft or a…

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Land Of Lychees / Nasty Najaf

Land Of Lychees / Nasty Najaf 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Land Of Lychees / Nasty Najaf Land Of Lychees A break of a few days after my trip to Tanga and I find myself on my way to Madagascar. For…

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Nasal Hair And Ghantias Made Of Steel

Nasal Hair And Ghantias Made Of Steel 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Nasal Hair And Ghantias Made Of Steel It rained heavily here in Dar es Salaam last night, not a good sign for heading to the airport in the morning since…

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I wish I Was Born A Zionist

I wish I Was Born A Zionist 150 150 Comfort Aid International

I wish I Was Born A Zionist The persistent ringing of my cell phone five minutes into my deprived sleep after fajr prayers startles me awake; I frantically try to…

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Beggar Unease, Unholy Smoking, Holy Air-conditioning

Beggar Unease, Unholy Smoking, Holy Air-conditioning 150 150 Comfort Aid International

The weather in Dar es Salaam is heating up as ‘summer’ takes a firm grip. We’ll soon have the best mangoes, pineapples, and the finest cashews outside heaven to enjoy.…

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Times When I Scratch My Scalp And Go Hmmm

Times When I Scratch My Scalp And Go Hmmm 150 150 Comfort Aid International

I hear someone call out my name from the crowds behind me on the streets of Dar es Salaam, near DT Roundabout, so I stop to see who it is.…

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