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safari time

water carrier

Dar Sketches is heading to the States for some Street Level book events – so anyone in the Washington area – karibu sana! Busboys and Poets 1st Nov, Library of Congress 2nd, Smithsonian Museum of African Art 3rd.

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who’s got the power?

vx got the power

… and the real VXs… correlation?

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tanesco blues

tanesco blues

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jamatkhana

Built in 1930, this striking building on Mosque Street was a major centre of activity for the Khoja Ismaili community up to the 1960s along with the Aga Khan Library built in 1934, and Aga Khan Girl’s School in 1935.

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plastic chairs

dish dash chair

It’s unlikely you will ever be further than a few metres from a plastic chair in Dar. Plastic chairs never die. They can be sewn together with wire, stuck together with remnants of advertising stickers, stacked in multiples to compensate for their broken limbs, tied to tree trunks, balanced on rocks, logs and any other solid objects that provide the requisite support for a gentle snooze, a cold drink on the street corner or an animated debate with friends.

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kaderoina building

After using evasive artistic license for a while, I finally relented to portraying NHC pink. In fact it almost suits this curvaceous building on the corner of Jamhuri and Mwisho street.

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selander bridge

Built in 1949 by the Punja family, this used to be the Sun and Sands Hotel. Currently a fetching shade of NHC coral pink and inhabited by Selander Bridge Police, it is a stunning landmark of Dar.

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