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Saturday, September 5th, 2009

“THE MZUNGU THING”

Excerpts from author Alex Halperin’s contribution in the latest issue of lit magazine, “n+1″: The safer parts of Africa have become a workshop for high-concept philanthropy, wrapping adventurism in a veneer of charity. Young Americans bring yarn to a small Ugandan town, where they teach women to crochet hats to sell back in the States.