Six Months in a Ugandan Market

by Will Monteith “Is he is a spy for M7 [Museveni]?” “I heard he carries dollars in his bag to give to the people…” “He will steal the secrets that your grandfathers hid under their rugs.” [Luganda proverb] Gossip and rumours are currency in the market, and people aren’t quite sure what to make of…

Venezuela Field Diary: Bad dog, good results – Twelve weeks in the field

Harry Greatorex Postgraduate Researcher, DEV, University of East Anglia 18th November 2013, Mérida, Venezuela Came home from work to find a guilty-looking pooch and pieces of passport littered all over the hallway outside my room. Fortunately enough the Venezuelan permanently relaxed attitude has rubbed off on me and I saw the funny side. In the end it…

Venezuela Field Diary: Five weeks in the field

Harry Greatorex Postgraduate Researcher, DEV, University of East Anglia 5th September 2013. Mérida, Venezuela. Haven’t written for three weeks for probably the best possible reasons: everything is going surprisingly to plan. After a fortnight in Merida I visited La Escuelita, the ‘alternative school’ in Barrio Pueblo Nuevo that was part of the reason for choosing…

Venezuela Field Diary: Two weeks in the field

Harry Greatorex Postgraduate Researcher, DEV, University of East Anglia 16th August 2013. Mérida, Venezuela I wanted to write this partly to keep friends and family informed, partly with a view to perhaps being read by other researchers, and in part to begin to share information about what’s happening in this corner of Venezuela. I won’t…