Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Monday, December 29, 2014

2013 in review: 8 May

I walked through an alleyway in Mwanza where I saw the "office" of a graphics artist who was
more than likely a fan of professional wrestling.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2013 in review: 7 May

I gave myself a break and upgraded my office chair from this one:

to this one:

Friday, December 12, 2014

2013 in review: 16 April

It was one of those days when I had to work on my netbook during a power blackout. The solution


was to power my work session with two candles.

Monday, December 8, 2014

2013 in review: 3 April

During what was described as the severest winter Europe had experienced in a long time, I flew
back to Dar es Salaam and saw from above what a severe winter looks like: stunnungly beautiful.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2013 in review: 26 March

In the evening I was in Leuven, Belgium, at the Afrika Filmfestival, an annual celebration of films and documentaries made on Africa and, mostly, by Africans.
Photo credit: Lilian Nabora.
This year’s festival also featured two films on Tanzania’s founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922 – 1999). One of those films is The Teacher’s Country, a film by Benjamin Leers and Maurice Houcni, which is a reflection by five Tanzanians on 50 years of Tanzania’s independence.
Host Dr. Pendo Maro, left, and the Tanzanian Ambassador in Belgium, Dr. Deodorus Kamala, at the Afrika Filmfestival. Photo credit: Lilian Nabora
I was one of the five featured in the film, which was also shot during one of my Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs. Both Benjamin and Maurice joined me on that climb.

Among the awardees at the festival was Imruh Bakari, lecturer at the University of Winchester, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
I, right, had the honour of presenting Imruh Bakari's Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo credit: Afrika Filmfestival.