04 novembre 2013
Mayotte is a French department and therefore receives all the French adverts. The TV adverts stay exactly the same, advertising things that haven't made it as far as Mayotte yet, but the paper adverts are tailored to local taste, one might say. You might remember the Ramadan adverts I put on the blog a few months ago. The one above is a current ad by the Orange phone company for a new phone plan. Its slogan is "Pay less, that's more chicken wings".
28 novembre 2011
Before coming to Mayotte, I’d looked them up in books and on websites, talked to people about them, looked into what was available locally. I’d looked into the materials that went into making them and how said materials would stand the test of time, humidity, dust and daily use. I’d asked about religious customs, what was acceptable and what wasn’t. I’d bought plenty over the Internet and in shops in Poitiers. I felt ready, or if I wasn’t, it’d... [Lire la suite]