Dar Sketches is a project by artist Sarah Markes to show ‘street level’ Dar es Salaam. Sarah has lived in Dar es Salaam for 7 years and with this project she aims to capture the vibrancy of Dar Street life, which she says is “a wonderful, rich and quirky realm all to itself”.

Dukas (corner shop) from Dar Sketches

There are plans to expand the project into a book featuring creative writing by Tanzanian and international authors living in Dar es Salaam. Sounds interesting? More about that here.

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.