What is in the news this week around the Horn of Africa? And what is new personally this week? Scroll to the bottom for links to podcasts I’ve been on and a review of Pillars!
We celebrated Eid last week, to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Here is our youngest, breaking the fast about 10 years ago with a friend. She was adept at getting food from us, upstairs, and then popping up around downstairs or outside with our neighbors when food came out. Check out the double-fisted samboosas!
If the camel is fine, we are fine. This is an amazing National Geographic piece.
Women money changers at the heart of Djibouti’s street economy. This is a great look at local culture. I love telling people who need to change money, “just go downtown and look for the women with bags on their laps, they have what you need.”
Who’s afraid of Muslims? A wide-ranging conversation between a Catholic, a Protestant, and a Muslim. (I’m in this! We had a great conversation and I highly recommend following both of these women on social media.)
If you’d like more essays and personal writing, I am continuing to do that at Do Good Better, you can see it all here.
If you’ve read it, would you consider leaving a review? Thanks!
Find me on these podcasts (or all of them in one place at Podchaser)
The Ploughcast where you can hear a chapter from Pillars being read