Mkwepu Street’s Shimmering Silversmith

On Wkwepu Street in Dar es Salaam, was a Zanzibar silversmith who crafted jewellery. The shop was like a magnet for me with its glass case cluttered with earrings and necklaces that were impossible to resist.

Over the years, I’ve divvied those silver purchases among my daughters until I’m left with one pair of tinkling earrings as a final memory.

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