Tag Archives: Friendship

Places and the (im)possibilities of friendship

Occasionally, I’d receive “come home frendo” and other similar messages on my Facebook wall or inbox. ┬áThe “home” referred to in these messages is South Africa, not the US. Though I’ve been back for research purposes, it’s almost been three … Continue reading

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“Doing the happy”

It’s not what you think . . . if you’re thinking that. The title is from a Chinese friend’s WeChat message while she was in Togo. She was excited that her local host planned to take her out that night. … Continue reading

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A Chinese friend goes to Africa

Sometime in November 2015, a Chinese female friend, who wants to be called Swift, went to Nigeria for business. She said that business in Guangzhou has been declining and becoming more difficult to sustain. Trying to find business opportunities or … Continue reading

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