Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s a National Geographic Life

[The following post appeared Nov. 29, 2011, on The Mantle.] MASERU, Lesotho – There’s so much to say, I don’t know where to start. So how about with a Sesotho-language greeting: Dumela! I moved to Lesotho just one week ago; … Continue reading

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First Week, First Impressions

One of my new Basotho friends, grilling meat roadside in Lesotho. (Photo: mjj) MASERU, Lesotho – Surreal. It’s a shopworn term – defined as unbelievable, fantastic or incongruous – that is thrown around way too casually in the Anglophone world. … Continue reading

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