Race, Ethnicity & Power in Tanzania: first impressions

Today a schoolboy who appeared to be about seven or eight confidently approached me, leaned his face in toward mine, and made noises for a nonexistent language that he intended to sound like Mandarin Chinese. It caught me off guard. I paused for a moment, then proceeded to walk around him and continue my route home.… Continue reading Race, Ethnicity & Power in Tanzania: first impressions

House of Peace

My first, and thus far only, experience on the continent of Africa is as a graduate student doing research with a think tank in Dar es Salaam. I was admittedly nervous about what I might witness in Tanzania, but generally held no clear expectations for what I would encounter. There was this common tendency for those who… Continue reading House of Peace