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Just published: our co-authored study of grid planning practices in Senegal

I am delighted to announce the publication of Grid Planning in the Urban Practices of Senegal. This book is the fruit of years of collaboration between Dr. Liora Bigon and myself. In truth, Liora did all the tedious work: submitting … Continue reading

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The Bradt Travel Guide to Senegal

Every once in a while, someone will contact me to ask me to contribute to a non-academic project. As an academic ensconced in my ivory tower, isolated in a gated campus on a ridge at the edge of a mountain … Continue reading

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Baobabs in the contemporary Senegalese landscape

Baobabs do not only mark Senegal’s historic sites (see previous post). They are a living part of its contemporary urban spaces as well. As cities across the country have expanded into farmland, mature baobabs have often been spared destruction and … Continue reading

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Touba is readied for the Grand Magal

This year’s winter intercession corresponds rather well with the Touba’s Grand Magal (18 Safar 1433) and the lead up to it. It was my good fortune to have been invited to contribute to the event in an academic capacity. This … Continue reading

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Attending an international student fair in Dakar

Last week Al Akhawayn University sent a small delegation to Dakar to man a booth at a student fair. The delegation was headed by Mr. Smail Mojahid, Admissions & Outreach Coordinator, and, apart from me, included Ms. Macoumba Ndiaye, a … Continue reading

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New page on Touba

It has been over a week since I posted something new on this blog. Partly, this is because the spring semester has gotten underway and there is the usual business to attend to. I am teaching four courses this semester: … Continue reading

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