Mzungus in Development and Governments

I’m Omar Bah, an anthropologist from the African country (un)imaginatively called Democratic Republic of Straight Lines (DRSL). Specializing on the International Development and Humanitarian sector, I am interested in the expatriate community in charge of aid. Those working to alleviate poverty, respond to crises and strengthen the public sector: the Mzungus, as some African languages call them. In particular, I document their customs, beliefs and interactions with the local society. Based between London and DRSL City, I am often invited to speak on behalf of Africa at various conferences.  In 2018, I completed my PhD, but no academic journal agreed to publish any part of it, so my friends Naga and Greta convinced me to turn it into a graphic novel and publish it online. It tells stories of Mzungus and Goals that were never reached, and it is called
#MDGs: Mzungus in Development and Governments.

See my CV to know more about me. You can also skim through the links that kept me company during fieldwork. I will upload a new section of the Phd every week. Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox. Keep in touch!

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