Long Pants Under a Hot Sun

A novel about Africa, drinking and the meaning of life


I was looking through old things recently and found my Student ID card from the university in Togo.

My 1997 Student ID card from Togo

Yes, that’s the original paper clip. It reminds me of the opposing forces at work in African culture: the emphasis on official business and regulations (the need to have an ID) and the casual approach to life (attaching a photo to an ID with a paper clip). I don’t think I ever had to show it to anyone.


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  1. H. David and Judy Nelson on said:

    I like it.

    Love, Dad

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