WORDS: Take time

May 24, 2015 1:05 pm Published by

Ongoing project: by Kate Thomas.

“Take time,” they say in Liberia, when they see you walking too fast, working too hard, squeezing too much into your day. As a writer working in developing countries in West Africa, and elsewhere in the world, I’m interested in different grasps of the concept of time.

This project explores concepts of time in countries in transition: Liberia, Libya, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, others. I’m documenting – through words, images, drawings, interviews – how time is measured and what happens between those defining moments in a country’s history – between the moments caught by the media. I’m also looking at what happens on the road, when people in developing countries are traveling from one city or country to another – by plane, by bus, by bush taxi – documenting the places between destinations.

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