I have realised that if you have a blog, it is compulsory to write a post about the book "the world is flat." I read the book on the plane flying to home to South Africa from Germany last month. It was a good read, if a tad repetitive, and occasionally naive, and a lot of it reads like basic common sense.
The flight was made interesting by the guy I sat next to. He is an artist from Mozambique, Mankew Mahumnana, and he had just come from an exhibition in Germany. I have no portuguese, he had little english or german, so we communicated in zulu. I say communicate, because my zulu is very very very shabby, but somehow we got on well. His art is really cool stuff.
He drew me a picture in the back of my world is flat book, and signed it. I now want to get him to do something for my lounge at home.
The world is flat. I meet an artist from mozambique on a plane and hopefully he will do something for my lounge in Germany.