Don't leave home without it

Prior to February, when I travelled out of the village for a few days, Mike would always make sure I had my passport. Frankly, I thought it a bit strange given that I have a Cameroonian ID; I would’ve thought it preferable to leave the passport at home where I cannot be relieved of it by unscrupulous souls.

The reason, Mike explained, that they always take passports along when they leave the village for any length of time, is that you want to be ready to flee the country should the need arise. Seemed kind of alarmist to me at the time.

Then the taxi strike happened.

I understand now, and don’t question when exhorted to bring my passport when leaving the village.


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