July 2010

Crossing Cultures Senegal Summer 2011

Intercultural Dimensions, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) educational organization) offers a stimulating travel and educational program focused on the French-speaking Republic of Senegal, West Africa. The program dates for the 2011 Crossing Cultures Senegal program are June 27 to July 12. It will be ID’s 21st program to Senegal.

Led by two former Peace Corps volunteers, this well-established cultural immersion program appeals to people in and out of academia. It works well for those who want to experience family life and community projects in rural areas of this diverse nation and for those with special interests in dance and music training, teaching, literature, environment, medicine, government, NGOs, agriculture, language and health projects.

The Crossing Cultures Senegal group is small allowing the leaders to tailor activities to the participants’ interests. Many professors, teachers and students of French have been past participants. Reasonable cost. Extended stays for volunteer work or field study can be facilitated.

For more information, contact: Janet L. Ghattas, General Director Intercultural Dimensions, Inc. PO Box 391437 Cambridge MA 02139 USA Voice: 617 864 8442 E-mail: janet.ghattas@gmail.com Website: www.interculturaldimensions.org.

Publications by Paul Stanley Yoder (*) Three recent publications on health research in South Africa, Namibia, and Malawi from Stan Yoder are available in hard copy form and on the web. They are all research reports published by Macro International. On the web they can be found by clicking on Publications, and then Qualitative Research Studies, at the ICF Macro (DHS) website: www.measuredhs.com Hard copies are free and can be requested from Yoder at Paul.S.Yoder@macrointernational.com.

1. Yoder, P. Stanley, Sibongile Mkhize and Siyabonga Nzimande. 2009. Patient Experiences in Antiretroviral Programmes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Durban, South Africa: Health Systems Trust and Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International, Inc.

2. LeBeau, Debie and P. Stanley Yoder. 2009. Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners and HIV Transmission in Namibia. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International, Inc. [QRS16]

3. Yoder, P.S., M. Rosato, R. Mahmud, A. Fort, F. Rahman, A. Armstrong and S. Rubayet. 2010. Women’s Recall of Delivery and Neonatal Care in Bangladesh and Malawi: A Study of Terms, Concepts, and Survey Questions. Calverton, Maryland, USA: ICF Macro. [QRS17]

Manga Kuoh (*) est l’auteur d’un récent ouvrage intitulé “Palabre africaine sur le socialisme” (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009 – 167 pages; €16,00; ISBN: 2296081819- 9782296081819) L’auteur soulève d’importantes interrogations: Une conception africaine de l’organisation sociale peut-elle s’appuyer efficacement sur le socialisme? Quelle part cette doctrine et ses protagonistes prirent-ils dans l’effort d’émancipation de l’Afrique et l’affirmation des jeunes Etats après la décolonisation? Quelle fut dans ce contexte la nature réelle de l’alternative entre capitalisme et socialisme? Autant de questions qu’aborde Palabre africaine sur le socialisme en revisitant les lectures du socialisme des premiers leaders politiques africains: Senghor, Nyerere et Bourguiba et leurs versions de ce que l’on a nommé le “socialisme africain” ; Nkrumah et Cabral qui ont intellectuellement assumé leur inspiration marxiste-léniniste; et enfin Sékou Touré qui s’est servi du socialisme pour rationaliser l’exercice d’un pouvoir tyrannique. Ces lectures, qui ont passionné en leur temps Africains et africanistes, restent d’actualité en tant que contribution à la pensée politique universelle. Conformément à la tradition de la palabre africaine, destinée à faire revivre le passé pour éclairer l’avenir, elles permettent de tirer des enseignements précieux en vue de la construction d’un avenir meilleur.