Laura Gordon

Laura Gordon (Survivor Corps in Burundi): Laura worked as an English teacher in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002 and Thailand in 2003. In 2006 she graduated from the University of Oxford with a 1st Class degree in Modern History. After graduating, Laura worked in Uganda as a research intern for the Uganda Human Rights Commission. At the time of her fellowship she was pursuing her master’s degree in International Affairs at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. After her fellowship, Laura wrote: “I'm more comfortable in my skin now, and after a couple of years of wondering where I belong, I'm now sure that it's overseas in the development world. I love Burundi and I'm desperate to go back.”



Best Book Ever!

24 Jun

Anyone inspired by this blog (or generally) to learn more about Burundi should read ‘Burundi: Biography of a Small African Country‘ by Nigel Watt. I’ve just read it for the second time and it’s an absolute lifesaver – very clear, detailed but readable narrative of Burundian history, plus discussion of Burundi’s economy, politics, and introduction to the various players in Burundian Civil Society. Utterly indispensible, and also a good source for identifying other reports, etc, that are of interest for the country!

Posted By Laura Gordon

Posted Jun 24th, 2009

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