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22. The Dance Club, Bairro Areal

1. The Ruin One of the first houses you notice when you pass through the bairro of Areal in Ilha de Moçambique, whether you are walking by foot inside the bairro or driving on the street dividing Areal and Litine, … Continue reading

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14. “The walls have become plants…”

A wall in Ilha has to be dismantled in order to remove the tree which lives in it. This made me think of what Professor Carrilho wrote about the moment in time when the historic city centre was abandoned, before … Continue reading

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10. … One Two Three Gone!

I have not understood how quickly the macuti (palm frond roof) houses are disappearing just now at this moment. I first started walking around the different neighbourhoods in Ilha in March. Already at this time Hafiz and Fefé who were accompanying me called … Continue reading

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2. A mudhut in a warehouse, a kiosk on a staircase

Since the whole of Ilha de Moçambique is UNESCO World Heritage, one is theoretically not supposed to build new structures without permission from the conservation authorities. Space on the island is precious, both in the old stone buildings of what … Continue reading

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