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RIP Neka Anissa / The Errant Housemaid

RIP Neka Anissa / The Errant Housemaid 150 150 Comfort Aid International

RIP – Neka Anissa I meet 4-year-old Neka Anissa as her mother totes her on her back, wrapped by a kanga-like shawl. They are among at least 5,000 people gathered…

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The Insolent Daughter / The Racist Dad

The Insolent Daughter / The Racist Dad 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Shafiq Kutchee, née Fernando Sancho, messages me on WhatsApp about a month ago, towards the end of Ramadhan. I have no clue who he is until he calls me to…

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Eeeeeuuuuu / Pathani Hospitality / An Ear Itch

Eeeeeuuuuu / Pathani Hospitality / An Ear Itch 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Eeeeeuuuuu / Pathani Hospitality / An Ear Itch Eeeeeuuuuu I’m on my way to Islamabad from Dubai, sitting next to a British / Pakistani teenager, who is attracting a lot…

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Aghaa Thokam-thok

Aghaa Thokam-thok 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Aghaa Thokam-thok   As Kisukaali heads to the mosque for jumaa salaat, pregnant skies above threaten to open up any minute. About time, he reckons, the long rains for this…

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A Kabul School Bombing, Deja-vu / Is Allah Cruel?

A Kabul School Bombing, Deja-vu / Is Allah Cruel? 150 150 Comfort Aid International

A Kabul School Bombing, Deja-vu I’m seated at my dining table/desk, writing away and listening to a beautiful rendition of dua – e – ifteteh by Abather Al Halawaji when…

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De Mullah! De Moon! De Schools!

De Mullah! De Moon! De Schools! 150 150 Comfort Aid International

De Mullah! De Moon! De Schools! It’s an oppressively stifling morning here in Dar es Salaam. I’m not sure what happened to the prevailing winds; they’ve stopped blowing now –…

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Jollibee, Durians And Multiple Wives / I Have No Patience?

Jollibee, Durians And Multiple Wives / I Have No Patience? 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Jollibee, Durians And Multiple Wives  I am on my way to the Philippines to inspect a work in progress CAI school project that got infected by the doodoo. Now that…

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A Birthday / A Death / A Racist / Brain Dead?

A Birthday / A Death / A Racist / Brain Dead? 150 150 Comfort Aid International

A Birthday So, it’s my birthday, again. These damned events seem to hit the pedal to the metal, accelerating unrestrained, as I approach the day when I will fall permanently…

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Awjoo – No Blacks Allowed

Awjoo – No Blacks Allowed 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Awjoo – No Blacks Allowed I have been much blessed to have traveled the world filled with adventure and risk, and the recent trip to Madagascar is no exception. The…

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