Livestream chat with author and educator, Carrie Wagner, today at 3 pm EST!
Melibee Global is launching its first, FREE, online book club, scheduled for November 10th at 3 pm EST. The book for this event is Carrie Wagner’s “Village Wisdom: Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life.”
When Chris Bashinelli made his first visit to Africa, he expected to see people mired in poverty, war, and starvation. In short, to see what was represented on TV in the United States reflected in reality. What he found, however, was not what he expected.
My response to Nicholas Kristof’s article examines female genital mutilation (FGM) discourse in the Western’s paradigm of imperialistic assumption (IA).
I didn’t realize, until I met Carrie Wagner to interview her about her book “Village Wisdom: Immersed in Uganda, Inspired by Job, Changed for Life,” that I have been following Carrie’s international career for nearly two decades. While Carrie was in Uganda, I was a graduate intern in Lugano, Switzerland along with Carrie’s childhood friend, Bonnie. Bonnie would receive Carrie’s letters and would share stories about her friend’s time in Uganda with Habitat for Humanity International.
Students are always seeking funding for language study. The beauty of the African Languages Initiative pilot program, designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars, Fellows and alumni engaged in the study of critical languages of Africa, is that it requires domestic US study of the language prior to departure to the host country. (This can be bypassed if the student has reached “novice high” -ILR 0+.)