A border village with friendly officials who just love reading

Crossing borders can be a difficult exercise in Africa. Not withstanding the socalled African unity there is much ground to be won in the possibilities to move from one place to another.

The Kenyan writer Rasna Warah had a very nice literary meeting when she wanted to cross the border between Tanzania and Malawi. Read about it here

We three travellers found ourselves chatting with Malawian civil servants at the border as we awaited transport that would take us to the nearest town. As we waited, the friendly civil servants shared their sugar cane with us. Dude and I tried to conceive the same thing happening with immigration officials in Nairobi or Johannesburg and we could not. PHOTO | FILE

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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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