Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

L. Monique Pittman

Second Advisor

Douglas Jones

Abstract

Every two years as part of the May Express program at Andrews University a small group of teachers and administrators take students to Tanzania, Africa on an educational tour. I attended this tour in both 2009 and 2011 and was able to use the knowledge provided by the course work as well as the personal experiences that I encountered in order to shape my own perceptions of Tanzania and its people, and the relationships that exist between their cultural practices and my own. To the Edge and Back Again: Tanzania as a People and a Place attempts to gather these newfound, and still developing, perceptions into a collection of creative non-fiction essays centered on Tanzania's fascination language, economy, wildlife, people, and cultural practices.

Subject Area

Tanzania--Description and travel.

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