Achebe | Baldwin @40

In April 1980 renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time in Gainesville, Florida. The occasion was the African Literature Association conference devoted to the African Aesthetic.

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Urban Renewal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Cady Gonzalez (PhD Candidate, Anthropology) on her Research

Research post written by Cady Gonzalez (PhD Candidate, Anthropology) I recently returned to the US after completing nearly 12 months of dissertation fieldwork in Ethiopia’s capital city as a Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellow. My ethnographic research in Addis Ababa looks at an urban renewal initiative aiming to rehabilitate rivers and stimulate riverbasin […]