Monthly Archives: July 2013

De-Lurking Day!

Originally posted on uni(di)versity:
Hey folks! uni(di)versity has been up and running for almost two and a half months now. We’ve had visitors from nearly 70 countries, and we’ve been privileged to host some amazing writing from some…

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Comment protéger une langue?

Un autre texte que j’ai fait pour le site web de la radio, sur la preservation de la langue kirundie. Je l’affiche ici parce que la “mort” des langues est un enjeu global. Il y a autour de 7000 langues … Continue reading

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A Musaga, des prostituées sortent de la rue

Ce projet était un privilège de couvrir…Merci Radio Isanganiro, et Shirley Nadeau, ma rédactrice à Québec, pour m’avoir branché! Médiatrice, 24 ans, se penche au-dessus de sa machine à coudre. Son fils d’un an, arrimé à son dos avec une … Continue reading

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A baby here, a baby there/ Les bébés du monde

LE FRANCAIS SUIT Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge went into labour and the world held its breath. The same day, approximately 210,000 other mothers gave birth, on six different continents, in sparkling clean hospitals, in little dark houses and even … Continue reading

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Know Your Expats

I have had a few intriguing meetings with various expats in the past few weeks, which led me to write the following bit of tongue-in-cheek amateur anthropology. Is it apt? Absurd? Pretentious? Missing a few categories? Let me know! Add … Continue reading

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Un rencontre inoubliable

Cet article que je viens d’écrire pour le site web de la Radio Isanganiro dit tout… Chimpanzé : Le cri de cœur de Jane Goodall se fait entendre au Burundi Par : Rédaction Isanganiro , samedi 20 juillet 2013 à … Continue reading

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OK kids, let’s learn radio scriptwriting!

Last week, my work week got off to an unusual start. I arrived in the big blue bus at eight o’clock, yes, but that was where the similarities with other weeks ended. I was surprised to see another expat– a … Continue reading

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“Woman’s work” in Syria

In the past I haven’t made a habit of sharing writing that is not mine on this blog, but sometimes you come across a piece, like the story of this woman’s time in Syria, that really blows your hair back…NOT … Continue reading

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My second home

(This piece was actually requested by a Quebec community newspaper for which I frequently write when in Canada, as part of their Canada Day coverage– one of the editors found it kind of cool that the two countries share an … Continue reading

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Au travail…

Enfin une occasion de montrer le travail que je fais ici. Ernest Manirumva était un militant anticorruption burundais tué à son domicile en 2009 sous des circonstances toujours mal éclaircies.    http://www.isanganiro.org/spip.php?article4625      

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