Out of any particular order

  • 1 black hummer
  • 1 kid with a Barack Obama t-shirt
  • 1 baby goat still wobbly on its feet
  • 12 new houses in the new Chikweti Forests compound
  • 7 traditional leaders who did not speak Portuguese, but “signed” contracts with the companies to cede community lands
  • 1 traditional leader who spoke Portuguese and apparently did the same
  • 2 government-issue berets for traditional leaders
  • 1 sheikh, also employee of a forestry company
  • 1 school principal, with lime green shirt and trousers
  • 2 villages
  • 1 road completely impassible in the rainy season
  • 6 foreigners speaking in English at dinner
  • 3 Mozambicans having whisky as an aperatif
  • 1 grilled tilapia from Lake Malawi on my plate, delicious