Gambia: October 1995
to my website!
I am rebuilding my website after five years of neglect, partly to promote two books already published and a third in the making, and partly to promote two unique program models that have proven effective in my work in Africa during an ongoing career which spans seven countries and more than 50 years:
My two published books bear little relation to one another, except for the "left" perspective which infuses both: African Chronicles: a memoir of Rhodesia and Nigeria during the turbulent 1960s, described by one reviewer as "a gripping story of adventure and discovery - and a well-researched must-read for anyone who wants to understand why Africa is still held in the doldrums of poverty years after colonialism has ended." Always a Work in Progress - a history of policy development within the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party over the past half century.
The working title of my third book is: The Gambia Saga: An Improbable NGO and a Chancy Little Country in Africa. It's a sequel to African Chronicles and covers Louanne's and my engagement with The Gambia over the past three and a half decades. The Gambia Saga will have a separate page in this website.
I also wish to make accessible my 1979 article on a once famous NS poet and activist whose life and times achieve a new relevance in these Trump-inspired anti-muslim fear-mongering days of neo-fascist, America-first protectionism. Please just click on: Kenneth Leslie: A Biographical Introduction, Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. Eds. Michael Gnarowski & D.M.R. Bentley (London, ON, University of Western Ontario, Fall-Winter 1979), pp.83-104. [To read complete article, click on title above or on Canadian Poetry at right.]
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