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 […]
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, blogging at meetjesusatuni.com.
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 […]
We in Tanzania have faith, but not power. People in Ulaya (the West) have power but not faith. But Luke says the good news is that God gives us faith and power. These are the intriguing words of Canon George Chiteto, one of the chaplains at St John’s University, as […]
Part of the narrative of modern-day Africa is that it is all changing so fast. Working at a university and living in a university town, we get to see some of that change. Expats who were in Dodoma 10 years ago tell me that they owned one of the few […]
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 […]
Arthur and I are big believers in storytelling the Bible and we’ve been working on that recently. When I was asked to speak to a church group in Songea, I gave storytelling Jephthah’s daughter a go. In the next post I’ll give some of the group’s responses, but first, here’s […]
‘Oh, this is amazing!’ I said to my sister Jess as I took a sip of my chocolate milkshake with real Flake bits in it. In honour of her visit, we were visiting the new (only?) cafe in town, at the big fancy hotel. She turned to me and said, […]