Horrific Comedy: Cultural Resistance and the Hauka Movement in Niger

  title={Horrific Comedy: Cultural Resistance and the Hauka Movement in Niger},
  author={P. Stoller},
Few things can be more memorable than those occasions when everyday routines are shattered abruptly by shocking experiences. One of my most shattering experiences occurred in 1969 in the Republic of Niger. I had been teaching English in the secondary school of Tera, a town of 1000 in the heart of Songhay country. For three months my routine at the school was to teach from early morning to noon and then go to the dusty bar in town to drink beer with my French colleagues. The same routine was… Expand
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