It’s easy to romanticise the Mozambique experience, imagining we all live on the edge of a pristine beach with silky white sands and turquoise water lapping at our feet. We crack open coconuts for an afternoon cocktail and enjoy the mighty African sunsets while the cook prepares us […]
Lianne Ashton is an photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring African travel, social documentary photography and writing.
I’ve been looking for a Pungwe River fisherman for some time. And today I found him. We hear so many stories about these men; how they often get taken by crocs during the rainy season and how they are as tough as nuts, surviving bouts of cholera and […]
l Ieft them with a bag of beans and told them that this was their chance to change everything. I was not sure how Lourdes would cope – it being the second time ever venturing into a major city, on her own. Would she remember where to go, […]
Look no further, I have found paradise. Maybe I should not be sharing this with the world; maybe the only way for Pomene to remain a paradise is to keep her secret. What will come of places like this? Will she be snatched up for development? Will she […]
She walked barefoot and semi-naked through lion territory. She hid in burrows of wild animals to avoid the bullets of ruthless soldiers and dangerous animals. She sacrificed her marriage of many years. And now she lies helpless at the bottom of the pit of social rank, alienated. […]
At a glance, you may be thinking ‘just another poverty-stricken family in Africa – quick, pull out the wallet and donate some dollars!’ On a closer look, this little household is thriving. It’s a happy family, all gathered on the communal reed mat while Andolina prepares the daily […]
The story of Rudi A token plastic elephant, my silent promise A few months back, I met an incredible woman. She was walking alongside a dusty, endless road, very slowly and noticeably too old to be carrying a small child on her back. I stopped and asked […]
In my opinion, she’s the most mysterious, derelict, sleeping beauty in the whole of KwaZulu- Natal. This is the St Mary’s Seminary. She’s close to my heart because I grew up next door to her and since I can remember I’ve wanted to explore her secluded grounds. She […]
Yesterday was a sad day for Beiranites! We lost our Biques restaurant to a fire that started in the early morning hours. Biques bar and restaurant has been a hotspot for expats and anyone passing through Beira. Many good times were had by all. Salute Biques!