Category Archives: Tete

A pretty flag

(Story began here and continued here. This is the final part.) The hotel by the bridge, owned by one of the Hassam brothers, had one of the few swimming pools in Tete. It was called Paraíso Misterioso—Mystery Paradise—and I can’t … Continue reading

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The House of Gande

(Story began here.) I was in Tete city, the provincial capital. I had just been in a remote village for a week and a half, where I’d come across the ruins of a general store. Decades ago, before two wars … Continue reading

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The Gande ruins

As one reader noted, a number of the houses that can be seen in the photos of Chirodzi-Sanangwe look impressively put together. I didn’t even show you a full shot of the two-story hut that the local police chief built … Continue reading

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Chirodzi-Sanangwe

I don’t think that in the posts on Chirodzi–Sanangwe I’ve given you an adequate sense of what it looks like. After the jump there’s a gallery of images from 2008 and 2009, with captions for the people I interviewed.

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They are many!

If the residents of Chirodzi-Sanangwe are relocated to make way for a dam, it will not be the first time everyone has had to pick up and go. During the 1980s, people frequently had to flee into the mountains for … Continue reading

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Jake Katuluza’s itinerant refrigerator

(Story began here and continued here. This is the final part.) Twenty years on, Jake recalled his epic moments in all their mundane detail. The number of teens from western Tete picked to go to East Germany. The number of groups … Continue reading

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Jake Katuluza’s first escape

Tete province is the left arm of the Y that is Mozambique, a dry and rocky place famous for its goats and notorious for its heat. It’s gotten a lot of attention in recent years for its coal deposits, too, … Continue reading

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