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A sick foot?

Pastor Halfwell Gumbo had been sick as he was born, thus his name. He hadn't been sick during his last 54 years nevertheless he would be known as Half-well for the rest of his life. Gumbo means "Foot" in Tomboka, and was a common name for the Tomboka speaking tribes of the north as they fled the Zulu expansion in present day South Africa a few generations ago.
From the floor of a RETSULAUNT in Karonga

November 15th 2007
Narrow strips of sunlight broke through the badly constructed walls of the shack - which according to its’ sign - claimed to be a RETSULAUNT. The floor consisted of evened out cow-dung, a greyish-brown sense of cool, on which I lay flat on my back, trying to soak up as much coolness as possible. Outside the day was sweltering and languid. The men of Karonga sat chattering on rickety benches in ... read more
Africa » Malawi » Northern » Karonga

Malawian Flag Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional... ... read more
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