Fans of humanitarian Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova will be saddened to learn that her biographer, Clyde Sanger, passed away in Ottawa on January 20, in his 94th year.
Sincere condolences to Clyde’s family and many friends and colleagues around the world.
, Carleton University notes that “The world has lost a great writer, professor of journalism and champion for Africa and the global South.” lengthy tribute to Clyde
I share this deep sense of loss, but also celebrate Clyde as a mentor and friend, spanning more than four decades.
Photo credit: Dave Chan/Globe and Mail
Sincere thanks to Tu Thanh Ha for his excellent
that features Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, her biographer Clyde Sanger, supporter Bruce Cockburn and myself. article in the Globe and Mail
He spent a decade in Tanzania, teaching, co-ordinating rural development projects and earning a master’s degree in development studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. “A lot of what Lotta said started to make sense to me,” he said.
It is nice to see the spotlight shone like this on
to her adopted homeland and who connected her new society so deeply to the far corners of the globe. a refugee to Canada who made such an important contribution
My hope is that this article will stimulate many others to further explore this fascinating part of Canadian social history.
And of course, launching a campaign to have Lotta’s iconic image on a Canadian postage stamp is now front and centre for 2018!
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