HENRY SMITH — Modern Tanzanian society cannot be understood without understanding its postcolonial history, which was defined by its experiment in socialism, ujamaa, which is the Swahili word for “collective economics.”
LANI CHISNELL — For a first-time traveler to the “developing world,” I’ve struggled not to impose my own values around the definition of the quality of life, but to listen–carefully–and to learn the lessons perhaps I haven’t even considered. But…
JENNIFER CROTTY — Here in front of us was the logging industry of Tanzania. We could see hundreds of logged trees, ready for transport to the mill nearby. Men worked together to load logs onto the bed of a well-weathered pickup truck, far down the mountain.
HENRY SMITH — Tanzanian secondary school and beyond is taught exclusively in English, to the point where students are punished for speaking other languages.
TAMMY RISTAU — This is not like hiking in Michigan, we were walking up and down steep trails in the Usambara mountains. I slipped and fell 3 times one day, but got up, laughed at myself, and continued trekking.