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Marianne is an aid worker, teacher, writer and blogger. She is Principal of Inside Out Development, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University's Centre for Disaster Studies. Her current research interests include the preservation and promotion of local resilience in the context of rapid response to disaster. Her much-anticipated blog (An Aid Heretic Muses) launches shortly. Her LinkedIn profile is au.linkedin.com/in/mjbdev.

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Lessons from literature: What “Strength in What Remains” can teach us about development

What lessons can foreign aid take from post-genocide Burundi? Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte reviews Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize-winning "What Strength Remains" to find lessons about effective aid amidst the compelling personal story of a genocide survivor.