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About: squinti

I have been fortunate enough to live in different countries in Africa, and I take every opportunity to visit more. The countries I have been to include Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. Cultures are unique in each country and I love the artwork in each country. Of course I love my continent too and I try to educate others about it through art.

Recent Posts by squinti

Climbing Kilimanjaro

A few weeks ago, I fulfilled my dream of climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 ft, it is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Several routes are available for climbing the mountain. My group and I used Lemosho which is 7 days round-trip: 5.5 days to reach the summit, and 1.5 Continue Reading

Cape Town

I’m starting to get homesick…Specifically, I miss Cape Town. The good natured people, the mountains, the ocean, the extraordinary mix of people, I miss it all. I found the picture below on the Facebook page of a friend. Enjoy it.  

Cities in Africa

I hate to keep harping on about stereotypes about Africa but I found a Youtube video with pictures of cities in Africa and couldn’t wait to share it. An American friend of mine attended a conference in Mozambique a few years ago. She returned really upset because Maputo, the capital city, had skyscrapers. I guess Continue Reading

Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie (author of “Half of a Yellow Sun”) gave a great TEDTalks speech about how stereotypes are born. Basically, she cautions that if we only hear a single story about a group of people, we come to think of them only in that context and can not imagine them as anything else. I Continue Reading

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