“It is reassurance to the young and the old, that there will be food, always, in this house. Cats and dogs swear by it, and claim its fed them well till now” The Calabash by Abner Nyamende. As I was doing my research on the topic I came across the poem cited above,  about the calabash,  […]

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In this case umphokoqo is a dish fit for the former president- uTata Nelson Mandela.  Well, according to Anna Trapido, the author of Hunger for Freedom, this is TaTa’s favourite dish and he likes it served with sour milk from iselwa (calabash). It’s true when they say you can leave the rural life and go […]

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