“Makoerekoere” pronounced as “Ma-Kwere-kwere” is a term commonly used to refer to African immigrants from other African countries by some Africans in the Southern part of Africa (South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana). I will not go fully into details about the origins of this term as I have heard too many tales, thus I’ll … More They are more than just foreigners; STOP CALLING THEM “MAKOEREKOERE”
It’s almost five months since my return from Turkey. I don’t want to sound dramatic but ***k this weather, it got me all shivering and navigating reverse culture shock in below freezing temperatures. I know you have all been anticipating my “re-entry updates” and according to some of you, I should’ve told you all about … More My Return Home After Study Abroad : “A Mixed Bag of Emotions”
DISCLAIMER I will say that not all the citizens of Turkey ask Africans absurd questions but the majority who refuse to pick up a book and read do ask silly questions. I hope I’m not too late to weigh in on this story. I vowed to myself that I would never ever write anything concerning … More TURKISH PEOPLE AND THIER RACIAL IGNORANCE: Africans should Pump Themselves with MUBARAK’s Energy
Isn’t it interesting how one’s first few months of studying abroad can be awful and then somehow turn out to be well at the end? I cannot help but recall my first day I showed up here; It was a totally novel experience for me. I got off that plane right in front of the … More As we Travel, As we Learn, As we See-This is it: Thank You Turkey!
I always make sure that I have an African map on my phone in case people who have never heard of Lesotho or even those who want to discover it ask me where it is located. Lesotho is one of the three countries that have monarchs as head of the state in Africa, which … More LESOTHO- THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM
Having been in Turkey for some years now, many people assume that I must be fluent in Turkish. If you would have asked me if someone who has been in Turkey for as long as I have been living would speak Turkish fluently, I would have naturally assumed yes, certainly! But the honest truth is, … More Why I can’t/don’t speak Turkish!
Have you ever wondered which country has the highest tea consumption in the world? China, United Kingdom, Ireland? Nope! Turkey is ranking first in terms of quantity of tea consumed per capita. Turkish people are tea lovers, not only do they drink tea but they adore it and so this makes the non-alcoholic beverage very significant … More ANYTIME IS TEA TIME IN TURKEY.
Yes, Yes, and Yes!!! Fresh start, a new beginning ….that‘s what some of you are all about right? Me too! Another year over, a new one has just begun. Well…..Hello 2016! We are set and ready, what have you got for us? I guess we will have to wait and see. I get so much … More WELL….HELLO 2016!