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Lamu after dark

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It was near nine o’clock in Shela, the sleepy village on the northeast beach of Lamu Island, when we ran out of soda for our brandies. Continue reading Lamu after dark

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In pictures: Kenyan fishermen’s precarious life on the open sea

The crew Muftal Khaer.  From left, Ben, Bubu, "Mzee," Asst. Capt. William Kombo, Capt. Abdillahi Qassim, "Masta."
The crew of the Muftal Khaer. From left: Ben, Bubu, “Mzee,” Asst. Capt. William Kombo, Capt. Abdillahi Qassim, “Masta.” Photo by Jason Patinkin

Three times a week, a group of Kenyan fishermen sails to sea from an old Mombasa port to the deep waters off Tanzania’s Pemba Island in search of swordfish, marlin, tuna, and shark.  Journalist Jason Patinkin recently joined the crew for a two-day trip.  Read more…