Monthly Archives: January 2012

Too many women in this town?

A key part of my current Bamako research is discussions with groups of 8 to 10 city residents, in which my research assistants and I ask questions pertaining to family and marriage. We organize each of these focus groups to … Continue reading

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Bamako, 1997 to 2012: What’s changed?

Fifteen years ago this month, I came to Bamako for the very first time. In those days I was a fresh-faced Peace Corps trainee, more eager to get out to my rural post than to experience the city. On the … Continue reading

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