Near the end of PST I casually mentioned to one of my bosisi that I had avocado earrings or emacici emakotapeni. She did not believe me, so I put them on and was paraded around the homestead so she could show off one of the funniest things she had ever seen.
We ended at the avocado tree, which had been sadly burnt and been crippled by the neighbors earlier that week. They were burning the field next to us and weren’t watching the fire. Soon in engulfed the avocado tree, a free source of healthy food for a family that desperately needed it. Make was livid. It was the only time I saw her angry.
The tree was still laden with avocados that now were charred and the leaves were crispy. But we still had the funniest photo shoot ever. Please ignore the old trash pit under the tree. That’s just life in Swaziland.