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THE BLOG OF ANN C. LOGUE

Namibia: Unfinished Business

Namibia was under the rule of the Republic of South Africa until it achieved independence in 1990, with the help of a civil war. This book is an academic text that evaluates the state of the nation's democracy. I don't normally read political science works, so it's...

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Zimbabwe: We Need New Names

My African book project is starting to wrap up with We Need New Names: A Novelby NoViolet Bulawayo. It's a coming of age story about modern Zimbabwe, involving a young girl whose childhood is spent in a nation in disarray. She eventually leaves for the United States,...

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Malawi: Growing Up In Malawi

Malawi is a small, young, and poor country. The nation has about 18 million people, almost 70 percent of whom are under age 24. No surprise, there aren't a lot of cultural exports. I came across a UK indie band called Lake Malawi, but it's not the same thing. For...

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Madagascar: Lords and Lemurs

Alison Jolly was an anthropologist who specialized in lemurs. This put her in a unique position to study the very different groups of people in Madagascar, forming the centerpiece of Lords and Lemurs: Mad Scientists, Kings With Spears, and the Survival of Diversity in...

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Mozambique: A Treacherous Paradise

A Treacherous Paradise is an unlikely book. Henning Mankell was a Swedish writer best known for the Wallander series of detective stories. He split is time between Sweden and Mozambique; another Swede who traveled there told Mankell that at some point in the late...

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A few interesting quizzes about money

While doing some miscellaneous web surfing, I came across the following interesting quizzes about money. You might find them interesting: Your risk of going into poverty. This is simple, yet depressing, based on risk factors for American families. Could you survive in...

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Zambia: The Red Bag

The next stop on my quest to learn at least a little bit about every country in Africa is Zambia. Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, this former British colony has been independent since 1964 and is a functional democracy. It should be wealthier than it is, because...

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Getting Started in Investing

Rencently, someone asked me for thoughts about getting started in investing. That's such a huge topic! So big! But, hey, I’m going to try. You may have been thinking about investing and need a place to start. After all, it can get you a better return than a savings...

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