"Bridges from Bamako" a news and analysis blog by a former Peace Corps volunteer, Bruce Whitehouse:




My name is Bruce Whitehouse. I am an anthropologist and have spent about five years in Mali, including most recently as a Fulbright Scholar in Bamako (August 2011 through June 2012). I consider Bamako a “budding metropolis” because, while it’s nowhere near as large as cities like Lagos, Kinshasa or Johannesburg, it is believed to have about two million inhabitants and to be Africa’s fastest-growing city. I created this blog in 2011 to describe some of the changes that have been taking place in Bamako, and some of the delights and challenges of living in this city. Since Mali’s political crisis began in early 2012 I’ve been writing about national-level issues as well. To learn more about my research and work as a professor of anthropology at Lehigh University, see my professional website.

BfB in the media

Since Mali’s political crisis erupted in March 2012, I’ve been contacted and quoted by journalists from various print, television and web outlets, including the Associated Press, France 24, Radio France International, Time magazine and the Voice of America. Below you can find links to some of the stories available online that refer to my analysis or to this blog.