Geoquiz Africa

Try the Lizard Point geoquiz! Can you name these African countries?  You get  three chances.  You can also  move on to the rest of the world on Lizard Point maps. p.s. Click “Help” to get the answer.

Pushing the Elephant

“Pushing the Elephant” is a documentary about Rose Mapendo from the Democratic Republic of Congo and her 17-year old daughter Nangabir. Watch the trailer here.    The creator says, “This intimate family portrait unfolding against the wider drama of war tackles the long-term and often hidden effects of conflict […]

Muslim Journeys

Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys is a new reading list created by the NEH in collaboration with the American Library Association.  This is a reading list for general readers and is a good resource for high school and college students.  It includes House of Stone by Anthony Shadid, […]

What’s Happening in the Sudans?

As I talk with readers about The Good Braider, we inevitably come to talk about South Sudanese family’s desire to return to South Sudan now that it’s an independent nation. And then we talk about latest news of  Sudan’s “relentless aerial attacks”  in the unmarked border regions between Sudan […]