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  • Watch out for the elephant grass riots.

    September 19, 2011

  • I've come across these buggers before - I think William Boyd mentions them in an essay on his West African nonage.

    September 19, 2011

  • "It’s the start of the rainy season in the southwest highlands of Cameroon – the time of year when opalescent thunderheads billow over the mountains, clouds of tiny insects called mote-motes swirl in the humid air and the banks of elephant grass that riot along the red-earth roadcuts seem to grow taller, greener and more vibrant by the day."

    - Roff Smith, Before the storm in Cameroon, BBC website, 15 Sep 2011.

    September 19, 2011