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A short history of the mkesha (overnight)

The Living Testimony performing at Campus Night, Dodoma, 2013. Image credit: Pixels Media.

As the new academic year begins in Dodoma, it seems like every weekend features another mkesha, the big all-night gathering for students. The mkesha phenomenon is little more than a decade old. We’re told it began in Dar es Salaam around 2000. With packed daily timetables, students were busy, but were […]

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'I wanna go to BIDAI! [St.Joseph]' (detail) by Sagaki Keita, 2011.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]

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Green man/foliate head from St Mary’s Church Adderbury. Image credit: Richardr, 2011.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Awe is a series for visually exploring creativity, ecology and decay/renewal revolving around the city, as an idea and as a habitat(ion). Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos […]

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Sand castle by Calvin Seibert, 2012.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]