When I show our video on women to Tanzanians, they affirm it as an accurate representation of the state of play for many women in Tanzania. Since then I’ve been working on adding more shades to that, which I’ll share over this post and the next. Disclaimer: these are mere […]
Not long ago I visited my friend Lizzy and her 6 week old baby at her home. I only found out she has been pregnant when she sent me a message to tell me that she had had a baby girl! This is a woman I had seen just about […]
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, […]
Motherhood as Spiritual Practice is the second in Seedbed‘s ‘Spirituality for the Streets’ series. This short collection of reflections took me less than an hour to read and I take it that’s intentional – it’s aimed at the busy mum. The premise of the book is that on top of […]
Orobator’s Jesuit background means that Mariology features in his Theology brewed in an African pot. It’s a fascinating chapter which he ends with a prayer to Mary using some African proverbs about mothers. I loved how he’s taken the experience of women and used this as a prayer for Africa. If […]
The basis for one of Orobator’s prayers in Theology brewed in an African pot is some African proverbs the celebrate the joy and dignity of motherhood. I share the proverbs here. I wonder which ones resonate with you and which ones you find more foreign?
There are still a number of things that remain a mystery to me about Tanzanian parenting. For example, I see students on their way to class with a child on their back – what on earth do they do with the baby/toddler during lectures? During our intercultural training, we were […]