The Stranger's Eyes

Publisher: SIL Mali, 1995
Language: Senoufo, Supyire

Supyire proverb: "The stranger's eyes are wide open, but he does not see anything."

An attempted community development project is outlined in this paper. It reveals how the villagers perceived the mill project differently from the expatriate who initiated the project and why the project was a failure. Following the case study, Hugh Tracy asks questions concerning the right approach to such a project.

Subject: Anthropology
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