My final dissertation explored the clash between well-meaning but misguided development drives and traditional gendered practices in Sierra Leone, and how participatory action research can foster mutual understanding and reciprocal learning, and reconcile conflicting opinions.
So now that I've graduated I'm going back to West Africa, to Liberia then Sierra Leone, as a researcher on gender for Street Child's education projects. I'm leaving in a couple of days and I'll be away for three months, if my money lasts than long, so I'm now off on a different kind of adventure. I'm sure food and possibly drinks and accommodation will feature, but they will no longer be the core of this blog.
I'm so looking forward to meeting up with the people who participated in my dissertation research, and trying - with trepidation - to find people I met on my first trip...
|No. 2 River Beach, Sierra Leone. I took this photo 10 years ago.|