My blog is about Africa. It is also about the Middle East and life in general, reflecting over 30 years of work and study in Africa and the Middle East – as researcher, project-program director, evaluator, consultant, lecturer, author, and trainer.
I have advanced degrees in Egyptology, Arabic language , literature and history, social anthropology, and extensive training and work in agriculture, agroforestry and livestock systems in non-industralized societies. I am particularly interested in colonial and pre-colonial dynamics, my field of doctoral research was on agricultural trans-formations in Egypt, from the 19th century to 1985.
There are many photos. I tend to think and explain visually and so some of the photos are repeated in another blog in order to illustrate a point. Most of the pictures are mine. However, where a ‘Source’ is not given, I have lost the origin of the photo and urge you to send it, if you know. Thank you.