Tanzanian food blog: Ugali wa nasi na mboga mboga

  Whenever a Tanzanian sits down to eat a meal, they turn to anyone nearby and say “karibu”, meaning “You’re welcome to eat with me”. This generosity engrained in the culture is one of my favourite things about Tanzania. A few weeks ago I visited a small village called Namatula to interview rice farmers for my internship with Farm Radio International. A farmer who called … Continue reading Tanzanian food blog: Ugali wa nasi na mboga mboga

Preserving the past and supporting the future of Tanzanian art

For Charles Msoga, art imitates fish. Msoga belongs to Ukerewe, a tribe that lives on an island in Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa. Msoga literally means a type of fish indigenous to the lake. Fish are in his blood and so is art. Msoga grew up a long way away from the shores of Ukerewe in the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam. … Continue reading Preserving the past and supporting the future of Tanzanian art

My home in Tanzania

I started this blog hoping to find a feeling of home in Tanzania. From my arrival in Kilimanjaro, I had to take a plane, three buses and a motorcycle taxi, but I think I found home. As part of my assignment with Farm Radio International, I am researching its rice project in Mtwara that is supported by the Aga Khan Foundation. So, last Thursday, Emanuela … Continue reading My home in Tanzania