Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21250
Title: "There are NO (Teddy) Bears in Africa!" Discuss
Contributor(s): McDougall, Russell J (author)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2017-38-1/105-128
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21250
Abstract: In November 2007 a middle-aged English primary-school teacher in Khartoum named Gillian Gibbons was arrested and jailed for allowing her class of seven-year olds, after due electoral process, to name a teddy bear "Mohammed." Gibbons might have thought she'd be safe in Khartoum. The Civil War had ended two years earlier; and Khartoum was a long way from the ravages of famine and the fighting in Darfur. But with the Rift Valley Fever epidemic starting up and the terrible floods that year she should have known it would not be a teddy bears' picnic (BBC News, 2007).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Australasian Review of African Studies, 38(1), p. 105-128
Publisher: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-8420
2203-5184
Field of Research (FOR): 200508 Other Literatures in English
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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