Out of Africa

There are plenty of things we don’t have here in West Africa . . . electricity, water, internet and cooking gas amongst them, which makes daily life a rather unpredictable struggle. I’ve grown so used to the steady thrum of the diesel generator that I find it hard to sleep without it . . . not great for the planet or my ear-drums. But there’s one thing we don’t lack – humour. It’s here, all around us, in the faces of those whose daily lives are almost unimaginable to me (and I’ve got a pretty good imagination), standing in queues of traffic for eight hours straight (and it ain’t cool here, believe me), hoping for that one sale that’ll make the difference. Here are a few snapshots of my favourite recent moments.

Happy Easter, everyone, and keep smiling!


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