Author Archives: ritamoitasantos

November 03

The papaya tree in the neighbour’s backyard

There is a papaya tree in the neighbour’s garden, that I can see from my landlord’s kitchen. At the end of each day, I sit in the kitchen’s door steps to get a stable network signal to talk with my family. Inevitably, I stare at the papaya tree. It has been growing quite a lot […]

August 03

Sand from the Sahara!

It’s the expression that will forever be associated in my mind to my first field trip in Nigeria. Not because I’ve actually been in the dessert, but because in Kano, when the wind blows, grains of sand get lifted in the air. One can argue that it may not be sand from the Sahara (the […]

July 03

África minha!

On the 18th of June 2018 I’ve started my own Africa adventure, and after being in Nigeria for almost two weeks, I feel I need to borrow the title of a childhood movie for my first blog. “África minha” is the Portuguese adopted title for the Sydney Pollack’s movie from 1985, “Out of Africa”, which […]