Author Archives: nameerdavis

About nameerdavis

I'm drawn to the crowd and the culture it foments.

My Phantom Africa

I left for the airport from the apartment after three days without power or water. In the neighbourhood diesel generators work round-the-clock and each morning Olufela and Taiwo bucket water from an adjoining street and up two flights. Members of … Continue reading

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Primate

I’m in a Zanzibar office waiting to reactivate my phone account, at the other end of the room the receptionist sits against an emerald green wall wearing a lilac head scarf and a deep pink silk blouse: the umber of … Continue reading

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Roads and Bridges

I’m reading Rilke, his view of a renaissance portrait brings attention to the background in which people may be seen traversing little roads and bridges. They exist in the back of the mind attending to the fine work of relationships. … Continue reading

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