Difficult, dark and uncomfortable:  writing about terrible truths

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Melissa Graboyes

Claire Wendland’s ethnography, A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School, was a very tough book for me to read. I picked it up at a difficult moment in my own journey to producing a book. I was a few years past my dissertation, and there were still a few more years of hard labor left to do before my book would be complete. Continue Reading ›

The Making of a Scholar-Activist

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Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

When I enrolled at Davidson College in September 1963, civil rights marches were being held in Charlotte, North Carolina, against segregation. Continue Reading ›

The Complex Truths of Oil Politics

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Omolade Adunbi

Omolade Adunbi

When I started graduate school at Yale in the early 2000s, Nigeria, my home country, had just transitioned from many years of military dictatorship to a democracy. Continue Reading ›