Tag: aid workers

Teju Cole visits to talk about the White Savior Industrial Complex

Teju Cole opened his presentation with a video clip. A white girl with shaggy bangs and a colorful headband plays her violin while another sings Rihanna’s song, We Found Love. The scene cuts and we discover that she is in Africa, playing her violin and smiling among native Africans, from the classroom to the field..

The value of bursting development bubbles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Last week, Professor Sullivan and I flew to Dar es Salaam. I expected a city like Kampala, with busy markets, office buildings here and there, small local shops and perhaps a mzungu shopping center. A city with different corners, yes, but one with a specific flavor that was already close to home (due to my