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A patchwork of colorful culture, systemic poverty, crass luxuries, and every middle in-between, urban Africa is not one narrative, but all of them.
glimpse: ORCHESTRATED CHAOS | Twisting your feet and senses and grasp until you’re mad with hues and scents and dichotomies, the medina of Fes is an orchestrated chaos, underneath, if you read chaos. You shouldn’t though.
glimpse: MARKET THEORY’S REALITY | With his famous Five Forces Framework, Harvard academic Michael Porter gave the business world a tool to determine the competitiveness of an industry. How nice, thanks teach! For a business to enter under favorable conditions, the forces should be weak. Let’s look at retailers in Kigali’s Kimironko market for instance: threat of new entrants – strong; threat of substitutes – strong; bargaining power of customers – strong; bargaining power of suppliers – strong; industry rivalry – strong. Well, it looks like this market isn’t the right fit for you Mr. Aspiring Shoe Vendor. Unless, of course, it’s all you got, and life isn’t just a theory.
Cape Town / South Africa · 2017 generous view
Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar / Ethiopia · 2017 royal realm
Kitende / Uganda · 2017 ingenious, hands-free sink
Cape Flats, Cape Town / South Africa · 2017 laundry day
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Not Pity-Poor: Grace of the Life Lottery's Runner Ups
fortitude and perseverance forged in a hard place
The people you see here are poor, but not pity-poor. They have less – much less – but they have lives and smiles like anyone else. They don’t need an outsider’s soft pat on the back to uplift them... see more
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when your office isn’t anywhere near an office
...nobody robbed us of our freedom; it was an inside job we signed up for. Outside jobs, by contrast, are not always a deliberate choice and oftentimes the harder labor, but they come with a certain spatial freedom... see more
countries | Africa | South Africa
Kamhlushwa / Humans Living Passions – Community Enrichment from Within
meet the extraordinary Imagine Scholars
As founder Corey Johnson puts it: “I’m incredibly proud of all the huge successes, but the real goal is to create good people. explore
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inky & milky marks of civilization
Shadows chasing corners, light lurking in the upper floors, every angle fastened in achromatic symmetry. see more