My Weekend Safari

Every weekend, I travel with my smartphone. I go on safari – to Kenya’s Maasai Mara or to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. My traveling companions, on National Geographic Wild’s Safari Live, are men and women driving rugged iron open trucks, keeping up a monologue and trying to keep an eye on the road, … More My Weekend Safari

Cuban Crocs, National Adaptation Plans and the African Elephant Coalition: Stories on the Environment, October 13, 2016

Yes – it’s been a while. I have been too busy to put together this regular compilation of stories – local, regional and international. However, let’s bring you up to date. Please click on the links for more information… Jamaica and the Caribbean Cuban Crocodiles Pose a Problem: The Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) is critically endangered. For decades, there … More Cuban Crocs, National Adaptation Plans and the African Elephant Coalition: Stories on the Environment, October 13, 2016

Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Here’s this week’s roundup of stories on the environment and climate change, with links you can click on! Enjoy… JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Join Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and 96 other groups at 142 beach cleanup sites across Jamaica for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17. Here is the complete site list for the … More Environment Stories: BirdsCaribbean Meeting in Cuba, Parrotfish, Coastal Cleanup Day, More: Sunday, August 28, 2016

African Postman: Fifty Years of the African Writers Series

Yes, my African Postman series is back, after a rather long hiatus. And I am starting back with a topic dear to my heart. As a literature lover, I have always been very partial to African writers. My stack of novels on the floor of the bedroom (they are there by default) includes several from … More African Postman: Fifty Years of the African Writers Series

African Postman: Concern, Protests over South African “Secrecy Bill”

“National Security” has always been a hot-button issue globally, especially in the past decade or so since 9/11.  Now, the issue has surfaced in South Africa – which since the fall of apartheid has been seen as a beacon of democracy on the African continent.  The new Protection of State Information Bill is the source of … More African Postman: Concern, Protests over South African “Secrecy Bill”

African Postman: Shakespeare in Shona

Today’s story is about a theatrical production, which is part of the Globe to Globe Festival at London’s Globe Theatre.  The festival includes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Swahili and a South African version of “All’s Well That Ends Well” – and a hip hop version of “Pericles,” by the way.  It sounds like enormous fun. Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction … More African Postman: Shakespeare in Shona