Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education (2011)

By Megan Lindow

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Weaving Success centers on nine countries whose universities received support from the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. It weaves together voices from people in these countries who used this support to bring about transformative changes at their respective universities: a professor of chemistry in Ghana who utilized new technologies to upgrade his institution’s facilities; a lecturer in Nigeria who, despite resource constraints, managed to produce high-level research on sickle cell disease; a budding lawyer who broke free of her society’s traditional gender roles and became the first in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. Together, these interconnected voices add up to tell a larger story of systemic change across campuses and national boundaries.