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June 2015 book reviews

All Australian reads this month… The Golden Age, Joan London Hungarian Jews, Frank and his parents survived World War II only for Frank to be crippled by polio shortly after they emigrated to Australia. This novel is about the children’s treatment home where 13 year old Frank lives while he’s […]

A short observation about wisdom in Tanzania

Arthur’s previously argued that much of the talk of prosperity in Tanzania coheres more with the Bible’s wisdom tradition than it does with western ideas of the ‘prosperity gospel’. We’ve become convinced that prosperity teaching in Tanzania meets a very real need in Tanzanians’ lives and recently as I was […]

Observing a speeding scheme

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On our trip to and from Dar es Salaam earlier this month, Arthur and I were charged with speeding once each. That’s a TSH 30,000 fine (about AU18) and some paperwork, then you’re on your way. (We always ask for paperwork. I have no idea if this decreases the chances […]

City vs Village in The Citizen

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Last month The Citizen, which is one of Tanzania’s main newspapers in both Swahili and English ran an article entitled ‘Is city life better than living in the village?’. It was almost like a high school debate where they had three opinions for each of the affirmative and negative teams. […]