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Another wonderful Gidan Almajirai achievement.

Another wonderful Gidan Almajirai achievement.

This tiny sod-roofed house sits among the sand dunes in northern Denmark. It has one bedroom in 430 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Nestled among sand dunes in northern Denmark, this sod-roofed cottage has one bedroom in 430 sq ft.

Alice Walker, Pearl Cleage, & Valerie Boyd Creativity Conversation, via YouTube.

Filmed October Atlanta-based novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage joins writer Alice Walker for a conversation that focuses on their creative influe.

Fiona: "Within a few hours of receiving her ENTERPRISE GRANT, our sister was doing a roaring trade in street fare. This staple dish is a form of bean cake, providing tasty, hot protein by the mouthful to the working masses."

Fiona: "Within a few hours of receiving her ENTERPRISE GRANT, our sister was doing a roaring trade in street fare. This staple dish is a form of bean cake, providing tasty, hot protein by the mouthful to the working masses.

A beautiful young almajirai.

A beautiful young almajirai.

The young people of Gidan Almajirai at their books.

The young people of Gidan Almajirai at their books.

Habiba's long walk has brought her to Kano and a fresh start.

Habiba's long walk has brought her to Kano and a fresh start.

Fiona– Poverty economics: a man makes paving stones 10 hrs a day– N500/ $2.50; a man unloads 60kg sacks from lorry, across ditches to warehouse: N10/ 5c per sack; a woman cleans elegant bungalow & maintains its gardens for no pay: owner gives her a room 2x3m rent free; a tailor sews 7-10 beautiful sets of clothes daily for about N10,000 /$50, pays N9,500 rent daily for use machine & seat in shop. All are benefactors & philanthropists: give away 95% of earnings to give ease & comfort to…

Fiona– Poverty economics: a man makes paving stones 10 hrs a day– N500/ $2.50; a man unloads 60kg sacks from lorry, across ditches to warehouse: N10/ 5c per sack; a woman cleans elegant bungalow & maintains its gardens for no pay: owner gives her a room 2x3m rent free; a tailor sews 7-10 beautiful sets of clothes daily for about N10,000 /$50, pays N9,500 rent daily for use machine & seat in shop. All are benefactors & philanthropists: give away 95% of earnings to give ease & comfort to…

This is a joyful series for me, too, far away in New Zealand.

This is a joyful series for me, too, far away in New Zealand.

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