Oxford University Welcomes Wealthiest African Zainab Usman posted a notice about an event at Oxford University that was to take place this afternoon. My fundraising antennae are perking up – is Oxford, or are these students – seeking a donation from … Continue reading →
The Doctrine of Discovery I’ve just spent a few hours preparing my PechaKucha presentation which I’ll preview for the Westport PechaKucha leaders on Monday. I’m calling it, at least tentatively, Columbus and I Make Discoveries, with the subtitle My Journey to Advocacy … Continue reading →
We shared Thanksgiving with family at my daughter’s home, I delighted my daughter and her husband’s Aunt Marion with fried plantain for the day after. Critique of Nigerian politics from author Okey Ndibe, and bomb blast in Kano.
Read a memoir excerpt where I experience the sights of northern Nigeria with a very well-educated guide. My teaching includes the excitement of early empires in western Africa. I share my knowledge of Muslim holidays with women in my Pilates class at the gym.
Family Fun My sister Beth is visiting from Cincinnati for a few days. We play lots of Scrabble – I think we’re about even now in games won, although she thinks she’s ahead. I wanted her to see my daughter … Continue reading →
Half of a Yellow Sun I shared the preview of the promotional video for the film Half of a Yellow Sun a couple of weeks ago; here is the finished product. You’ll see why I wanted to show it if … Continue reading →
The Dibia Part IV In the last post I told you that Obi and I agreed with the Dibia on what we had to bring as an offering and we divided up the tasks. I had to get the chicken, the schnapps, … Continue reading →