Slums Are Too Valuable to Get Rid of, So Banish the Thought

After scrutinising my credit card and my national ID card for what seemed like an eternity, the cashier at the Arusha supermarket looked up at me and asked about my hair. The person whose photo is on the ID has a different hairstyle from the person she was talking to, and she seemed puzzled. I shrugged, rolled my eyes and said nothing. She continued checking the names, the serial numbers and the signatures.