Friday, November 21, 2008
Off to Dakar for 10 days
My posting may be a little slower. I am going to work in the Senegal National Archives on my biography of Dim Delobsom, the first important indigenous colonial civil servant of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). If you have never working in an archival setting, I strongly suggest a reading of A.S. Byatt's Possession.
While in Dakar I will meet Sare Elisee and Koura Donkoui, two of FAVL's Burkina Faso coordinators. We will do some training after the Archives close at 5pm (yes, I would stay in there all night if I could). We will also visit some community libraries in Dakar.