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September 08, 2003

Do We Have to Export Everything?

I'm not a friend of reality TV. The shows are about as "real" as pro wrestling, about as entertaining as 'Nsync, and about as interesting as the genealogies in the bible.

And we had to go and export them to Africa.


Zambia erupted in a frenzy of elation after Zambian woman Cherise Makubale, 24, was announced the winner of Africa's first television reality show, Big Brother Africa (BBA).

Motorists drove along the streets of the capital blowing their horns Sunday night while others poured onto the streets singing, and fire crackers were heard all over the city to celebrate Cherise's victory.


Congratulations to Cherise, and, to the continent, I'm sorry...

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at September 8, 2003 09:22 PM
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Hello there,
I was born in London in 1949, my parents went to Northern Rhodesia in 1952, to Ndola and we lived there until we left in 1973 to come to Christchurch New Zealand, where I am now. I travelled quite widely in Southern Rhodesia and the Union of South Africa, all my schooling until I was 17 was in what then became Zambia. I then finished my secondary school in Bulawayo Rhodesia.
My heart still jumps every time I see a reference to Zambia or my home town. I have even met people in ChCh who were at parties that I went to in Ndola although we did not talk to each other there. We still correspond with our House Servant Signe Jere and keep up with the dismal news of the decline of the Zambian economy.
Thought you might like to know that there are a number of former "white colonialists" who still miss the place and would love to go back if it was a little safer. I have more stories to tell if anyone is interested. email me:zqwerty at fan dot com.
Yours faithfully
Robert Worrill.

Posted by: Robert Worrill at September 9, 2003 08:32 AM

Of course we would! In fact, I lived in Bulawayo when I was a boy.

Posted by: zombyboy at September 9, 2003 04:30 PM

cherise,
hi my name is aoko iam a fan of yours. i have been trying to get you from the internet. iam eleven yrs old. iam igirl. you can col mi jaber.
do you know cherise that my whole family LIKED you. from the first day you were in the big brother africa house we KNEW YOU COULD WIN! do you know i have three words to tell you, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. for one year i have wanted to write to you but i could not reach you. even when you came to kenya, diani beach you know i lived near there but i just moved to us recently and i live in connecticut. i was really touched when you cried in the house that you missed your dad. but abby was pretending. any way PLEASE WRITE TO ME BECAUSE MY PARENTS WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! MY E-MAIL ADRESS IS JABERAOKO2000@YAHOO.COM . PLEASE I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. BYE ILOVE YOU.
FROM AOKO
CONNECTICUT AMERICA NEAR BOSTON. IF YOU COME TO VISIT ME I'LL PICK YOU FROM BOSTON IT IS 2 HOURS TO CONNECTICUT. ONCE AGAIN I LOVE YOU GREET YOUR DAD.

Posted by: aoko rachier at January 16, 2004 08:22 AM
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