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A Tanzanian year by weather

The year has a different shape in Tanzania because the education system is the same as the northern hemisphere. The Christmas break of 1 or 2 weeks is over and it’s business as usual. But the year feels different because of the weather too. Arthur is fond of noting that […]

Life for the Wagogo

Continuing in our series on Mnyamapala’s The Gogo: History, Traditions and Customs, which was written in 1954 about the region where we now live… The Wagogo were not an ethnically pure tribe: there were the original Bantu migrants but lots of other people passed through Ugogo region for trade. On […]

Grieving winter

Soph posted this morning about the end of winter and the beginning of springtime. Which got me thinking: I may have had my last winter for a very long time! There’s a wet season and a dry season in Dodoma but it’s 25-35 degrees all year round. When people who […]

Rainfall: Adelaide vs Dodoma

Adelaideans will be well familiar with the statistic that South Australia is the driest state on the driest continent on earth. I was wondering about how this compares with Dodoma the other day and here’s what I found: Adelaide is drier. It gets 546mm of rain per year; Dodoma gets […]