Taking a second to point to this radio documentary about Sierra Leonean Rap and Youth done by my friend Anusha in Slovenia. Besides myself it features my Swedish-Sierra Leonean brethren Mats Utas who has done some of my favorite field research on youth in Sierra Leone. Much of it is not in English, but you can listen to the show, and watch related videos by clicking here.
We all know that this election is a big moment in the history of the United States, but I can’t help myself from thinking about my feelings of desperation around this same time in 2004. I was enthusiastically ready for Kerry to defeat Bush, but the feeling in the air was so different. There were more protests and more uncertainty. I knew I wanted some kind of real change but I couldn’t really visualize what that was or how that […]