Jay Straker, 2010–2011 | National Humanities Center

Jay Straker (NHC Fellow, 2010–11)

Project Title

After Sekou: Youth, Vulnerability, and Possibility in Post-Revolutionary Guinea, 1984-2001

Colorado School of Mines

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2010–11

Jay Straker drafted a substantial portion of his book After Sékou for which he also prepared detailed annotated transcripts of field interviews conducted with young people in Guinea's remote southeastern forest region. He also completed an entry on Fodéba Keita for the Oxford Dictionary of African Biography (2011).