Meet Mr Adelphe, the African “Dhanuji”

As we entered  Kosi Bay Camp park, a sharp gaze pierced through the cruiser’s tinted glass.  The around 65,slim & not so tall man in Khaki KZN wildlife uniform with grey curly stub stood on the side of yellow dusty path. He raised a finger and smiled in usual African style.  In this part of  the world people  greet each other with this gesture. I looked back at the bony, well defined face. “What’s your name?” “Adelphe”.

ImageThe smile was familiar, the gaze even more.  ““have we known each other ?”  It was the same gaze that was focussed over my young upturned nostrils, back home. Continue reading