Tag Archives: Tanzania

Essay: Enigma of Language

I recently watched a documentary programme on Japanese TV which mentioned a hunter-gatherer people called the “Baka”.  At first, I thought I had misheard the name as the word means “stupid” and “idiot” in Japanese, so I checked on the … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Japan, Multicultural, Mystery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Essay: Dowry and Bride Price

In my last blog, I wrote about women in many traditional societies being considered an economic burden because their parents have to pay costly dowries when they marry.  In some societies, however, the groom pays the bride’s family a “bride … Continue reading

Posted in Multicultural, Philosophy, Women & Development | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment