My Neighbors' Children
A book in progress about people I have known since they were children. All are from the same rural community in northern Ivory Coast. Hope to find a publisher for it soon!
5 Things Only I Care About (1.1MB)
An essay about teaching at University of Illinois and writing Dancing at Halftime published in Illinois Sampler, University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Ghosts of Memphis
An essay from the July 2014 issue of Oxford American Magazine. The ghosts of Elvis, Boss Crump, Martin Luther King, Jr. and my father sit down for pie and coffee.
Click here to link to a piece of mine on the Afropop Blog about songs women in Korhogo have written about the conflict in Ivory Coast. You will also be able to hear one of the songs. Reprinted in Cultural Anthropology's Hotspot on Côte d'Ivoire.
The PRNDIs were announced on June 24 and my radio piece "Ivory Coast: Election Day" won a First Place PRNDI for Best Writing. PRNDIs are national awards given out by the NPR News Directors association for original content produced by local NPR stations.
One Village Votes (But Their Votes Were Thrown Out!)
My blog about the elections in Ivory Coast from October 2010 to April 11, 2011
INTERVIEWS about IVORY COAST
Midmorning on Minnesota Public Radio
April 12, 2011 -- with Scott Straus, political scientist at University of Wisconsin