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Filling the pond compost bin with the boys.
Forest leaves make for good hats to protect yourself from the hot tropical sun while waiting for the pond to drain to harvest your fish.
Fish farmer Mukobo and family at his first harvest. The fish he raised was Tilapia nilotica.
Idudu, businessman/largest local bread producer and family had never had pizza. So we made a deal, if he provided the dough, I would bring the tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni and we would bake pizza in his bread oven.
I remember tuning in the shortwave radio to pull the celebration of the first nationally recognized holiday in Dr. King's memory. The battery was taken from the moto for this day. We sat under the little lemon tree in my parcel and I was awestruck - half a world away, in the land of my ancestors, on the day the United States finally honored him. Tears streamed down my face as I began to explain in Tshiluba what this meant to me and millions of other African Americans. My kids, who all cal...