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City vs Village in The Citizen

Last month The Citizen, which is one of Tanzania’s main newspapers in both Swahili and English ran an article entitled ‘Is city life better than living in the village?’. It was almost like a high school debate where they had three opinions for each of the affirmative and negative teams. […]

More on Pentecostals in Tanzania

Something we’ve been confused about here in Tanzania is why so many Christian women marry Muslims. We asked our student friends, one of whom has a sister who got married to a Muslim. They said it’s not family pressure. Instead, for most girls, it’s seeing the money the Muslim guys […]

Starting to think about villages

As we continue learning about life in Tanzania, one huge area that we haven’t explored much is ‘the village’. Something like 75% of Tanzanians live in villages. While we are working in an urban context, many students come to university from a village. Additionally, ‘village Tanzania’ seems to contribute significantly […]