News, information and fun for Brits worldwide!
Text size
imageimageimage Follow BE:
British Expat
NotDelia.co.uk

Category: Expat Africa

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 […]

Read the article...

Flag of Tanzania

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 […]

Read the article...

A farrier shoeing a horse

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."

Read the article...

Front cover of And Then I Came Here by Lynne Kay

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.

Read the article...

Flag of Malawi

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.

Read the article...