I’m happy to report that people from three different countries in Africa have found their way to this blog in the past few days.
It appears that some places in the world are more difficult to reach via blog than others: the region around China, the Sahara, and Greenland are still missing from my map. Perhaps that says something about the distribution of population (Greenland and parts of Africa), resources and Internet access (parts of Africa and China), and restricted freedom of information (China)?
In any case, I’ve enjoyed sharing ideas with my African friends ever since my first visit to Tanzania (in 2003). Since then I’ve returned to Tanzania and visited South Africa and Tunisia (all with students) as well.
A highlight of my life experience has been the Fulbright program I conducted in Tanzania in 2005, though I am still working to make sense of many things I saw and experienced.