Still learning how to live in a country where half the doors are automatic and half are manual. I mean how do you know which are which? I guess you learn to be quicker off the mark when you live here all the time.

A number of you have asked me about my plans, so here goes. I hope to move to Paris for three months, October to December. The idea is to put aside some more time to translate parts of my PhD thesis from French into English for publication in academic journals. As long as my research remains unpublished and in French, it will only have a limited audience. So this is a way of participating in the debate about how African languages should be written. Then I plan to return to Togo in January.

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