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Laura Ann Twagira’s (Mali) EMBODIED ENGINEERING — finalist for award

Laura Ann Twagira’s (Mali) EMBODIED ENGINEERING — finalist for award

  Finalist for the 2022 African Studies Association Best Book Prize   Steve Scarpa | The Wesleyan Connection   Associate history professor Laura Ann Twagira’s (Mali 2000-01) book begins with a song – Malian women sing and boast about the quality of their cuisine. From that domestic moment, Twagira found the keys to a technological revolution. “Women brag and praise each other. They make food that everyone enjoys and that enlivens life. To do that, they need a set of key technological skills,” she said. Embodied Engineering: Gendered Labor, Food Security, and Taste in Twentieth-Century Mali was named a finalist for the 2022 Best Book Award by the African Studies Association (ASA). The winner of the award will be announced in November. The ASA presents the award annually, recognizing the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English and distributed in the United States in the previous year. The . . .

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