The Oysters

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The malaria pills, the heat, the pollution and everything else, have evidently been playing with my head. In the fever that is my sleep a consistent dream erupts. A huge rib of beef, beautiful brown and golden, glistening with fat and juices, is delivered to me seated at a well polished table on a Minton … Continued

The Samosa Man and the Chapati Woman

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Nairobi, and the organisation I am with, is full of characters. Some are tyrannical, more of that later, some are kind, some are criminal, some do nothing, others create exactly and effortlessly vast quantities of delicious things. In my group a chap has fallen under the dizzying spell of the smokie. Served with pili-pili, a … Continued

The Borough

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After the interesting and trying week in that hotel, I have been released into the wilds of Nairobi. No longer the coup, with its razor wire and broken glass, but for me lay open the prospect of Buru Buru. Built in five phases acros the ’70s and ’80s as a residential area for Nairobi’s middle … Continued