I love these football-playing grandmas from Mafarana in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe.  About 55 women take part in the games with the youngest 4 years old.    Good for the grandmas.

But it looks like every journalist or photographer is heading up there before the 2010 World Cup.

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Further Reading

The politics of elegance

German historian Daniel Tödt wrote a history of the Congolese évolués. In this interview, he talks about the historiographical interventions of his book and the role of Patrice Lumumba in the history of évolués.

Bring Patrice Lumumba home

The return of Patrice Lumumba’s remains must not be an occasion for Belgium to congratulate itself, but for a full accounting of the colonial violence that led to the assassination and coverup.

Back from Safari

If you hadn’t noticed, we were on our annual break from just before Christmas 2021 until now. We are back, including with some inspiration.