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posta newsPosters and billboards, new and old, Zain, Zantel, Vodacom, Tigo, crowd the wall competing for space with the frayed faces of politicians from the recent 2010 elections, leaving no empty spot. Drenched and torn, the posters were meant to be taken down many months ago, but stay on…

A newspaper seller sits waiting for a customer to choose from a whole selection of newspapers – Nipashe, Majira, Championi, This Day, Daily News, The Guardian, Msema Kweli, Mwanajamii Tanzania – seemingly indifferent as the customers walk past. Too humid for graciousness, the seller shuts his eyes, takes a nap and visits a cooler place – a haven of peace – in his dreams. Grrrrrr, brrrrrrr, the noisy, droning hums of the portable generators, lined up all along, do not disturb his sleep.

excerpt from D’aroma by Nahida Esmail

 

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