My homepage is dedicated to sharing. I use it to share sources, inspiration and experiences about my passions, mostly related to Computer Sciences, IT, Learning, and Travelling. You can also access my Blog on Wordpress, "Some Time in Mozambique", where I post impressions from my every day life in Africa.
I am a Full-Stack Web Developer - partly formally educated, strongly auto-didact, with a slight preference for Backend Development and particularly fond of databases. My portfolio is currently being updated but can be found here shortly.
Getting in touch with Africa was probably one of my most important eye-opening experiences. As if I had gotten rid of a blind spot that had tunneled my view for years, I developed a new perspective on the world. And there is a lot of great stuff about that wonderful continent out there - books, blogs, online media, Facebook pages. Here are a few of my favourites.
One day in Beira, Mozambique, I discoverd a treasure in a taylor's shop: A non-descript paperback, containing a collection of folk tales from the neighboring province Manica. In 1999, Mozambican sociologist Domingos do Rosário Artur started collecting and transcribing native tales from numerous villages in order to have them presented at a cultural festival in Italy.
What, besides dances, can we bring along for those European children who have never seen Africa, never seen an African in their lives?, the Governor of Manica at that time asked. And he decided to bring stories.
The stories are wonderful. Hilarious, witty, thoughtful, full of surprising twists and turns and, of course, fascinating animals. Stories that are not likely to find their way to Europe again, and that is why I wish to share them here - with friendly permission by the collector of the tales. Publishing the original transcriptions in Portuguese and my own German renarrations is a work in progress. There are many more to come, and I am also working on English versions.
I invite you to dive into the wonderful world of Ngano - folk tales from the province of Manica.
|O coelho, a impala e o leopardo||Der Hase, das Impala und der Leopard|
|O macaco e o coelho||Der Affe und der Hase|
|O coelho e o galo||Der Hase und der Hahn|
|A bela menina muda||Die stumme Schöne|
|Os três amigos||Die drei Freunde|