Monthly Archives: December 2011

When Road Work Is Welcome

She has a head for business: peddling peaches among traffic. (Photo: mjj) LADYBRAND, South Africa – An unexpected surprise about living here in Lesotho is that we’re also sampling small-town South Africa – within the agricultural “breadbasket” of Free State … Continue reading

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Sesotho: A Bridge & Defense

[The following post appeared Dec. 5, 2011, on The Mantle.] MASERU, Lesotho – I’ve bemoaned my struggle to learn the language of countries where I’ve lived, be it my horrid Hungarian, survival Slovak or café Cantonese. The Sesotho greeting of … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day in Lesotho

Young Basotho raising awareness of HIV prevention on Dec. 1, on the streets of Maseru. (Photo: mjj) MASERU, Lesotho – For most of us, AIDS in an abstract affliction. In southern Africa, it’s an inescapable reality. In fact, the world’s … Continue reading

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