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Reading ‘A Discovery of Witches’ in East Africa

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The book: A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

The place: on the road, East Africa


From Inzu Lodge to Gisenyi to Kigali bus station to Kigali airport to Nairobi airport and here I now am, in a quiet café in the fancy new terminal of JKIA, having just drunk a vanilla milkshake and girding my loins to face the Java House rush for dinner. It’s been a gorgeous couple of days in a safari tent overlooking Lake Kivu: as I’ve said before, never overlook the restorative power of the briefest of holidays.

(Note from the future: Please imagine a series of photos of beautiful mist-strewn mountains and pastel sunsets over Lake Kivu and the dramatic silhouette of a volcano over Gisenyi town, because I took all said photos and then left my phone containing them on the floor of JKIA.)


Written by Jess

May 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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