this is africa country

“My name is Asim. This is Africa country.”

So said the driver sent to fetch me from Julian Dean International Airport. We stepped into the night and sped towards the Dar Es Salaam CBD.

“Speak Swahili?”

I fished around a bit and managed “jambo!” but after that, nothing. Asim, satisfied, repeated

“This is Africa country.

Tanzania.

Dar Es Salaam.”