Monthly Archives: January 2007

piecing it all back together.

So I woke up to the phone ringing. It was the Peace Corps placement officer stating my latest set of options: Would you like to go to Uganda to do HIV work/NGO Advising at the beginning of March? Otherwise, you … Continue reading

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nope.

…aaand we’re cancelled. I’m not going to Guinea. Just like that, it has all changed. It’s odd. I feel this incredible sense of loss for something I never actually had. And all this waiting– for what? I am restless beyond … Continue reading

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the strike in video.

 Take a look: BBC video coverage. Le Monde video coverage.

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riots, t-shirts, & a dead volvo.

I have been spending my time obsessively checking headlines for news of Guinea and the strike. If things are resolved in time, my new departure date is February 6th. Even English language news outlets have begun to cover the situation, … Continue reading

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just kidding!

Urgent call from Peace Corps desk. January tenth: General strike in Guinea. Three to four weeks of delay. Waiting once again. A disappointed E. [added 5 January 2007] Here’s one of the only English articles I have found so far … Continue reading

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