Friday, April 11, 2008
madeleine in morocco
you've probably noticed that morocco seems to come up in my journals whenever i'm talking about presence... or lack thereof! indeed, my top choice for a peace corps assignment was morocco. and, on some level, i wasn't able to get over that. it seems like whenever i felt less than present in cameroon, i thought about this magical place i'd never even been to.
with that in mind, i thought i'd introduce someone who is actually present in morocco. my good friend madeleine (maddie and i went to grad school together, where we were both interns on a community forestry program in new haven 2 summers ago). maddie is now in morocco with the peace corps. on assignment as an environment volunteer.
there are some interesting cross-cultural connections here... i'm writing this blog about my time as a middle eastern + muslim + american in a country in sub-saharan africa. and maddie is writing articles for her hometown newspaper about being an american in a middle eastern muslim country in north africa. so... here's some of what maddie's been writing home about: