Life in a Sahelian village:  Based on the Memoir "Growing Mangos in the Desert" | WACT Speaker Series

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023
  • 3:30 PM
  • University of Washington - Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402

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Life in a Sahelian Village:  Based on the Memoir "Growing Mangos in the Desert"

DR. KATIE BAIRD, Professor of Economics, University of Washington - Tacoma

Set in the Mauritanian Sahel, Baird's story chronicles her three years in the village of Cive, and the events that have transpired there since. Her story underscores the particularly ways that Sahelian communities are vulnerable to environmental change, political turmoil, and violence. 

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University of Washington - Tacoma

1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402

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