Category: Africa

my digital native

I can scarcely believe it has been nearly two years since I traveled to Cameroon with my colleague Ekema and a small group of university students. My colleague is Cameroonian, and although his students and I were in very good hands with him as our […]


I never, ever want to go back. But a new semester begins this week, and, despite the terribleness of having to return, it is always a little bit wonderful to start again fresh. Fall term was interesting. I taught The World According to Garp (John […]

sabbatical and literature

Travel to Cameroon and Ethiopia in May and June evidently influenced my extra-curricular reading selections. And this fall I’m on sabbatical, so, in between research and writing, I’ve actually had time to read many of the works I’d hoped to get to. But I think […]

posting post-Africa

I spent most of May and June in West Africa with an extraordinary group of study abroad students on a five week journey through Cameroon and Ethiopia led by my friend, colleague, and Cameroon native S. Ekema Agbaw. Leaving my family, my home, and a […]