Category Archives: Africa

(en) Africa is a land of diversity and contrasts. This is true of its land, climate, people, and wildlife. This category is mostly about its people. The peoples of Africa are from over 1,000 different ethnic groups. Each ethnic group has its own distinct language, traditions, arts and crafts, history, way of life and religion.

(es) África es tierra de diversidad y contraste, lo que es palpable en sus paisajes, climas, gentes y fauna. Esta categoría, principalmente, trata de sobre gente. Gente que, en África, proviene de más de 1.000 diferentes etnias, cada cual tiene su propio lenguaje, tradiciones, artes y oficios, historia, forma de vida y religión.

freedom – (en)

Time was set in motion. His parents decided, when their child will come, it should be a free child. Their child came. They offered him their world. Time passed on. And because he was raised in a Catholic culture he … Continue reading

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african seasons – (en)

Year by year, and taking its time to perhaps admit that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again, I learnt to like those transitional days, the moments between those perfect ever-changing dry and rain seasons, that define the face … Continue reading

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the bizarre tourist – (en)

By today’s beauty standards my latest GF was an oil tanker. A beauty without grace, a hook without the bait, that thought Dom Perignon was a Mafia leader. The worst thing about her was when she wasn’t drunk she was … Continue reading

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afronauts – (en)

“We’re going to Mars with a space girl, two cats and a missionary [the missionary is given strict instructions not to foist Christianity on the primitive natives]” After World War II the United States, the Soviet Union and Zambia realized … Continue reading

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kevin carter – (es/en)

Este es mi homenaje a Kevin Carter, fotógrafo sudafricano que ganó el Pulitzer en 1994 por fotografiar un niño apenas con vida y un buitre ansioso de carroña. Desde su publicación en The New York Times Carter recibió un mar … Continue reading

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madagascar – (en)

This post is a tribute to a place that has been a highlight of my life as a traveler. The idea comes after checking the world visitor’s map on this blog, in which, amazingly -for me, nobody from this country … Continue reading

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the african fuckshion – (en)

I found myself -your conspicuous mandatary- at the mercy of an hospital in Monrovia waiting for treatment of a middle area infection produced by small arachnids like ticks, but smaller. This condition has the distinction of bringing the patient to … Continue reading

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el african fuckshion – (es)

Encontrábase vuestro conspicuo mandatario -un servidor- en un hospital de Monrovia haciéndome tratar una infección del área media producida por pequeños arácnidos semejantes a las garrapatas, aunque más pequeños. Este padecimiento tiene la particularidad de llevar al enfermo a un … Continue reading

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nightmares / pesadillas – (en/es)

The marrow of the worst nightmares is always the bread, simple and primal, seasoned with the butter of pain. They set their clocks by deathwatch beetles, and thrive through the centuries. They were once the men with the leather-ribbon whips … Continue reading

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dr congo – (photos) – (en/es)

. DR Congo – Photos by Dugutigui Otras galerías que tal vez te pueden interesar / Other collections you may be interested: ooo

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ghana – (photos) – (en/es)

Ghana – Photos by Dugutigui . Otras galerías que tal vez te pueden interesar: ooo

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blue naartjie nights II – (en)

African nights… What follows are some jokes from my good friend Chris in front of some fruity cocktails at the Blue Naartjie. A naartjie, for those who don’t know, is a tasty South African tangerine. This bar in Orange Grove … Continue reading

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africa, on spiders & dead bodies – (en)

Long long ago, Oyankopon (“the Creator”) who was a big chief was very pained whenever any man died. So when he learned what had happened to Nothing, he wanted to do something about. Here is what happened: At that time … Continue reading

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greenpeace bullshit – (es)

Si buscas la traducción de Google de la palabra “bullshit” obtendrás una simple y llana “mierda”. Esto demuestra un par de cosas: las limitaciones técnicas actuales de los traductores online y la falta de un equivalente apropiado a esa palabra … Continue reading

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tarzan – (en)

Were it not for some scattered visits to the only movie theater in my project of city to watch a Tarzan movie, my knowledge of Africa would be reduced, I am ashamed to say, to cero (and don’t start smiling … Continue reading

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tarzán – (es)

Si no hubiese sido por algunas visitas dispersas al único cine-teatro de mi proyecto de ciudad, para ver a una película de Tarzán, todo mi conocimiento de África se reduciría –me avergüenza decirlo– a prácticamente nada (no empecéis a sonreír, … Continue reading

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torn apart – (en)

In Liberia there is a saying that goes: “only mad monkey loves old monkey”, a point of view, as an old monkey myself, I can’t help but to sign. 100%. And somehow this saying has to do with the story … Continue reading

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arrancado de cuajo – (es)

En Liberia suelen decir que “solo el mono loco ama al mono viejo” –un punto de vista que, como mono viejo, no me queda más remedio que suscribir. Al 100%. Y algo de esto tiene que ver con la historia … Continue reading

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dugutigui’s monday – (en/es)

The Mamas & The Papas didn’t trust Mondays and used to sing: Every other day, every other day, Every other day of the week is fine, yeah But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes You can find me cryin’ … Continue reading

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magia en las noticias – (es)

Hay una cierta “magia” en las crónicas del los periódicos africanos, que los comentaristas occidentales nunca sabrán emular: Es el socarrón e inherente humor con que se relatan los acontecimientos. Ciertamente también ayuda lo inverosímil de las situaciones y las … Continue reading

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