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Tamie Davis

Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, blogging at meetjesusatuni.com.

Julius Nyerere on university students

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Julius Nyerere was Baba wa Taifa of Tanzania, ‘Father of the Nation’, and his portrait still hangs in many shops, banks and schools. He also bore the title Mwalimu, ‘Teacher’. Education was a massive priority for him and this is what he had to say about university students. Those who […]

August book reviews

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A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth The ‘word of thanks’ to the reader at the start of this mammoth novel jokes that you’ll sprain your wrists reading it. At 600,000 words — almost 1500 pages in soft cover — the length would be prohibitive for most people, but the problem for […]

Miscellaneous learnings

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Arthur and I have been working on a new project, launching soon, called ‘Tanzania Snapshots’. It’s a video library of us talking about some hot topics to do with Tanzania. It’s kind of scary for us because it feels like setting ourselves up as experts about Tanzania when we are […]

Responding to Jephthah’s Daughter

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After I told the story of Jephthah’s daughter in Songea, we split into groups to discuss five questions. They’re ones Arthur and I have used before in storytelling and we like them because anyone can answer them, no matter their theological background. The questions are: What do you like about […]