Monday, November 21, 2005


In the past two weeks I've become one of the most networked people in Islington. After contacting most of the community organisations in the area and visiting about half of them, phone calls have come in from six potential students. This is enough to set a start date for the class.

It's taken my knowledge of Sudanese tribes, Ethiopian names, Congolese languges and ability to discuss the Somali diaspora. I even burst into Urdu today to excuse myself for entering a mosque right after Friday prayers. All this in temperatures barely above freezing. I feel like Erin Brockovich.

Oh, I have so much to whinge about but I realised I did that in my last post... I'll try and hold it in till next time.


mim said...

I hope in the freezing climates you are remembering to dress appropriately...(ahem, reference to erin b).

joe said...

Yes... Since I have to keep warmly wrapped I have to rely on my inner charm only...