Blogs in February 2020

The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns 28th February 2020

The Kingdom of Swaziland, in southern Africa, boasts breathtaking mountain ranges, friendly people and a peaceful political climate. Scratch the surface, and one finds a country battling the ravages of the world’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemic, devastating poverty, and the...

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The Bird of Heaven 28th February 2020

Mandla is a young Swazi boy training to be a sangoma. After completing the quest for his muti bag, he is initiated into the mysteries of Nkosatana, the Princess of Heaven, and becomes a heaven-herd by catching a bird...

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When Hoopoes Go To Heaven 28th February 2020

Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family’s new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean...

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Culture Shock and Canapes: Adventures of a Diplomatic Wife in Africa 22nd January 2020

A young Australian working girl from London struggles to adapt to diplomatic life among the royal courtiers of Swaziland, in post-independence Zimbabwe and in Angola amid the gunfire of the civil war. She accompanies her husband, the striding KJ,...

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