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Jo Jackson

I’m a Zimbabwean, born and raised in Harare. For the last few years I’ve been packing in the degrees in Europe and South Africa. I’ve become bilingual in French and have been lucky enough to develop my skills in various exciting places, such as Goldsmiths University of London, where I graduated with an MA in Creative and Life Writing. I’m passionate about stories, no matter what shape or form they’re told in. Making stuff is what gets me up in the morning. If I’m not busy writing, I’m doodling away on Photoshop, snapping pictures or editing a short movie.

White privilege is alive and well in post-Apartheid South Africa

What you expect from traveling to Africa vs. what you really get

8 ways LGBTQI travelers adapt their behavior

The ultimate guide to zero-waste camping

3 things you should be grateful for if you live in South Africa

The art of picking up trash

9 signs you’re still a tourist in France

16 truthbombs about travelling in Cape Town you need to hear

14 ways to humiliate yourself in Cape Town

4 things Zimbabweans learn when they move to France

2 lies about France (and 3 truths)

11 ways you know you’ve become culturally French

White Rhino: Encounter with an endangered species

11 memories you have growing up in Zimbabwe

10 signs you’ve been in France too long

9 signs your girlfriend is from Zimbabwe

7 things the French do better than you

An interview with Mary Sojourner on her novel 29

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