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Tanzanian proverbs on relationships

I’ve picked up my book of Tanzanian proverbs again recently, and here are a few about relationships. Damu ni nzito kuliko maji – Blood is heavier than water. This looks like the English proverb ‘Blood is thicker than water’ but it has an extra connotation. On top of the idea […]

On what you find exhausting

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What might be blindingly obvious to a westerner is less clear to a Tanzanian, but it goes back the other way as well. I skyped with a homegroup in Adelaide recently and I was saying that one of the ways in which we are cultural babies in Tanzania is that […]