Category Archives: Culture

WAJID & The Perfect Pearl: Tales from Old Araby

The old axiom a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ asserts that a single striking image conveys a sense of place more effectively than a lengthy description; in Wajid & The Perfect Pearl I have reversed this belief in writing a ‘thousand’ … Continue reading

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MR JUMA’S LUNCH-BOX

WHAT TO WEAR ON HOLIDAY SO AS NOT TO OFFEND THE LOCALS IS A MATTER OF DISPUTE, BUT MY OWN CONSIDERABLE TRAVELS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SHOW IT IS SELDOM THE REVERSE. A good example is Mr Juma, an octopus fisherman … Continue reading

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COCONUTS, COELACANTHS AND MOONSHINE

“When I hauled the net in…I saw the strange fish and realised it was different from anything I had ever seen before…It lifted its lip and snapped its mouth shut…I told the crew to put it on the wharf and … Continue reading

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