11 juillet 2015

Kwahéri Maoré

          When I arrived at my Mahorese school, I met several teachers who were in their last year in Mayotte. And universally, they told me that when you're in your last year, you're already at your destination in your mind. One, named Henri Denglades, was going back to his native French Guyana at the end of that school year. From September until the end of the year, he was mentally already there, thinking about how he would see his family again and reclaim his house. Every month of his last school year,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2011

It's raining, it's pouring...

View from the flat.            The rainy season started in the middle of last week. Tropical rain is quite interesting. It goes by short blasts of heavy rain followed by great lengths of nothing. But in the wet season, it rains at least a little every day. These blasts of rain last for between five and twenty minutes, then it's all over, the sky clears up and that's it for the day (or for the morning, depending). It's unforeseeable, though, the sky can cloud over from one minute to... [Lire la suite]
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