19 minutes read July 18, 2011 DSK, the maid from Guinea and 'agency' Robert Thornton is an anthropologist who teaches at Wits University in South Africa. He also maintains a blog: An Anthropologist in South Africa. In this guest post, he gives his take….. Read More 3 minutes read July 6, 2011 'The African chambermaid' and the media I had said I wasn’t going to write no more pieces like this, no more pieces on the bad Western media and African women. I was wrong. I had said….. Read More 1 minute read June 15, 2011 Maids in Manhattan No not the bad Hollywood movie version with its fake set ups, but real life: The life of a hotel maid [in New York City] is not an easy one,….. Read More 5 minutes read May 27, 2011 When You Refuse, You Say ‘No!’ Gregory Mann Guest Blogger I had to buy The New York Post this week. It’s something I never do because, as the letters page reminded me, it’s something of a….. Read More 3 minutes read May 18, 2011 The maid from Guinea When we’re not besieged by news about how still IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch, how his various French supporters claim the whole thing is a conspiracy (he….. Read More Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.