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November book reviews

Two Brothersby Ben Elton

Two Brothers, Ben Elton I’m familiar with Ben Elton mainly through his writing of Blackadder but I’ll be going back for more of his novels. This one follows two boys who are brothers in every way except blood. One is adopted, which might not be such a big deal except […]

City Wonder 9

Sunndalsøra, Norway. Image credit: Christian Nesset.

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 […]

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 […]

Mom Enough: book review

mom enough

Mom Enough is a collection of articles, by various authors, that first appeared on Desiring God. You can get it as a free ebook. I got to it via Rachel Pieh Jones’ blog, and her contributions are the most consistently gospel focused. When mums feel inadequate, God calls us: Chosen, […]

City Wonder 8

'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 […]