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A Letter From Tanzania

Kalisti works for me as a houseboy. He is 20(ish) years of age, an ex-streetboy, thief and thug. He came to me after serving three months in an east African prison for theft. I chose him – and it upsets many folk that I should choose an uneducated thug to help me – and he’s […]

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A Community in Crisis

Forgive me please, as I am not a parent. I never have been a parent. However, I have, at forty-five, two newly adopted sons. Well, I should say two sons to help by assisting with schooling, donating time and being generally available. I am sadly the only male role figure in these young lives to […]

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An old craft

"This South African farrier used to travel most of the year - including up into Botswana, where I photographed him with my trusty old AE-1."

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Maria’s Story (Part Three)

"Tthere's nobody who's crossed my path and I've thought, 'Oh gosh, he's good-looking and seems very intelligent and is not committed, maybe I should go for it'. Lilongwe is a small town when you think about who your potential partners are." The last of three excerpts from the book And Then I Came Here by Lynne Kay.

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Maria’s Story (Part Two)

"You see so many young women selling vegetables by the side of the road ... you'd hear the same stories - 'My teacher used to ask me to come and clean his house, and he started having sex with me and then I got pregnant. I got kicked out of school and now I'm sitting here selling vegetables...'" Another excerpt from the book And Then I Came Here by Lynne Kay.

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