Former Literary Mama Creative Nonfiction Editor Jennifer Margulis (Author of Toddler and Why Babies Do That) was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research, teach in the English Department, and write in Niger, West Africa for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Jennifer and her family will be living in Niger, the poorest country in the world according to the United Nations, for the next ten months. Jennifer is interested to see how her children will respond to the experience, as they will see poverty that they do not know exists.
Jennifer plans to revisit all of the project sites that she worked on when she was there 13 years ago working as the small project coordinator for Africare/Niger. She will be working on her book about her experiences in nonprofit development work.