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Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2

[First posted in 2009, Updated 26 October 2011] Pt. 1 of this entry explained how Batwa pots are made, and noted that as metal and plastic enter the market, the pots are being increasingly marginalized – thus further undermining the … Continue reading

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Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 1 of 2

 [First posted in 2009, Updated 25 October 2011] The Batwa pygmies of central Africa were the earliest inhabitants of the area, being later joined by Bantu agriculturalists who migrated over time from West Africa. As hunter-gathers, theirs has been a … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Assistance & Neocolonialism

Humanitarian Assistance – The New Colonialism? Is there a fine line between assisting marginalized groups on the one hand, and modern versions of Colonialism on the other?  This issue came out (yet again) quite clearly last week, with regard to my own … Continue reading

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