Archive for the 'Africa – the missing years' Category

Horseman at the Kano, Nigeria Durba – photograph

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Horsemen at the Kano Durba in Nigeria

The Durbar Festival in Kano The Durbar festival is an annual event that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. This is one of Africa’s most populous countries. It’s also the world’s 5th largest oil supplier. There’s a virtual 50/50 split right down the middle of the country between Muslim and Christian Religions.… Continue reading more »

Ghanaians heaving a fishing boat onto a beach

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Ghanaians heaving a fishing boat onto a beach

Gold coast fishermen bringing a boat back The Gold Coast in todays Ghana in West Africa was first colonized by the Portuguese in 1482 and known as the Portuguese Gold Coast. In 1642 it became the Dutch Gold Coast and in 1871 it became the British Gold Coast. In 1957 the Gold Coast was given independence as part of… Continue reading more »

A River of Traffic in Lagos, Nigeria

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Lagos Traffic - Nigeria

Everyday traffic in Lagos Nigeria This is one small section in Africa’s most populous country’s, Nigeria, largest city, Lagos. Its a never ending sea of human and motorized traffic. Yes this photograph looks great in color too. But for me the black and white takes a little bit of the vibrancy from it and replaces… Continue reading more »

Chronicles of Africa: the parallels of food – Blog Action Day 2011

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Sharing Beans in Nigeria

Today is Blog Action Day 2011, #BAD11 it’s also international food day. The aim of Blog Action day is to simply gather together writers, bloggers, and publishers from all over the world to write about an important humanitarian global topic on the same day the world over. Past subjects have included water, climate change and poverty. I’m contributing this year… Continue reading more »

What is it like to live without food or water? Chronicles of life in Africa

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Village African girl standing by a corner

I spent over two years living and working in Africa. I’ve not written much about it here; as at the time lack of electricity and the internet made it a near impossibility. I have everything written in hand journals. Many people have written to me asking for more about my time there and, I was planning to write… Continue reading more »

Africa – the missing years …

Thursday, January 5th, 2006
My Local Market

My Local Market From Portugal I left my overland journey for over two years in West Africa. Two years of self preparation for life I tag it these days. I lived a simple local life. I worked in a local job that allowed me to pass on my knowledge and skills to others …