Posts Tagged ‘ Senegal ’

‘Feast & Sacrifice’ finalist in Academy Awards

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Top Story, Video

Feast & Sacrifice is a carefully observed portrait of a Senegalese family living on the ragged edges of globalization. Questions of work, gender, and aspirations emerge as the family prepares for the biggest holiday of the year, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice.

Feast and Sacrifice

Nov 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work, Video

In a tiny village in Senegal, the film below paints a portrait of a family living on the ragged edges of globalization. Questions of work and ambition arise as the family prepares for Tabaski, the biggest holiday of the year.

After the Floods

Oct 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

As Dakar has grown, new densely-populated urban centers have sprung up all over the city. Many, like Diammaguen, have developed haphazardly in low-lying, flood-prone areas not suitable for such concentrated habitation. Most of the residents here are poor, unskilled migrants from Senegal’s rural regions – agricultural people who fled the toil and diminished returns of […]

The last farmers of Dakar

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Reporter's Notebook, Top Story

Africa Reporting Project reporter Madeleine Bair was in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, for 17 days in March, exploring the ways that a swelling city’s concrete jungle is paving over traditional farmland. The discoveries took her from the city’s center, where a small patch of green is all that remains today of a fertile farming valley, to […]

Nathan McClintock talks urban agriculture

Feb 19th, 2010 | By | Category: One Question

The Africa Reporting Project’s One Question series continues with UC Berkeley Ph.D candicate Nathan McClintock, who facilitated a discussion about urban agriculture.

Always without a home

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Student Work

In Morocco he was regarded as Senegalese and in Senegal he was considered Moroccan. In the United States he is clustered into the broad category of African. For this Senegalese immigrant, home is hard to come by.

Dinner with Moussa

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Stories

A conversation with Moussa Sow as he cooks yassa poulet, a dish from his native Senegal.