we remember you in maputo

At many places what is strange is feared.
At other places what comes from the outside is treated with distance.

What happens in South Africa is not restricted to South Africa.
We could remember the Nigerians kicked out of Ghana.
We could remember the Ghanaians kicked out of Nigeria.
We see Ukranian people leaving the Crimea.

We have a natural xenophobia. Even our body can fight against strange creatures that have entered the body.

One day Jacob Zuma was a stranger, who walked the streets in a strange town.
He met people on those strange streets.
He greeted people in that town.

Now one of the people in that town, one of the greeters, sends him greetings again. This time in the form of an Open Letter. The name of the walker and greeter and writer is Mia Couto.


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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