you're listening to the frogs of Dar es Salaam

once a year, like the fireball lily, these frogs come out
you're standing in the hot front lot of the Courtyard Hotel, Dar es Salaam waiting for the arrival of Wilson Kitanga on the bus from Dodoma

when he arrives he eats spaghetti
for now he is still to arrive the heat suffuses the frogs continue
you will hear his taxi

the frogs of Dar es Salaam share with their counterparts in the wetlands of Emporda the capacity to pause collectively, in groups and occasionally all together
what research exists on this?

listen you're going to love it

dar es salaam

frogs in a flooded driveway by the Courtyard Hotel, Sea View Ocean Road, Dar es Salaam

these frogs live in the soil. big and small, after the heavy rain they come out. their calls continue until around 4 in the morning, according to the gatekeeper

In this situation of ignorance, whereas the emergence of an object or a subject can provoke indignation, the emergence of a new association of humans and nonhumans (other protocols, other trials, other lists of actions) can only give rise to relief, since the experimentation is beginning and the repertoire of of actions is not closed. While subjects may well find it unbearable to have their speech cut off by an object with an irrefutable word, humans can experience pleasure when they discover that they are in the presence of new nonhumans that can participate in the composition of their collective existence. If objects are scandalized to find themselves cast into doubt by the accusation of social construction, nonhumans find only advantages in being offered new resources allowing them to "land", as it were, in the collective..

The terrain is now wide open.

Bruno Latour:   Politics of Nature