Just for You: Smallpox, Africa, A Brutal Dictator, or Girls’ Ed at All Costs…

Varied audiences means varied topics, all related to my forthcoming first-person history, working title: VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War:  "Sending Smallpox into History: Recollections from Africa" "An Empty Harbor: When the Dictator Burned all the Boats"  "African Girls' Education at All Costs"  "Fighting Smallpox in Africa…

Speaking – About Africa, About Smallpox, About Terror

  BOOK ONE OF MY POPULAR TALKS In eradicating smallpox, my husband was on the frontlines of human vs. microbe. But in the midst of The Terror, our family was on a frontline of a different sort. You can hear about those experiences.   COME HEAR A STORY FEW HAVE EVER HEARD Where I'm speaking…

34 Opponents Freed to Mark 50 Years of Equatorial Guinea Independence–But. . .

In what looks like a tropical paradise, press reports say that dictator Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has pardoned 34 members of the opposition party, among others, to mark the 50th anniversary of his country's independence from Spain. The main opposition party says many of those released have been tortured. Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang frees 34…