Originally posted on undergradinafrica:
Today, I did not read the news, or any of the sites devoted solely to Africa, because I am currently working on a research paper on the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping missions in Central Africa (focusing on the UN and the Kivus in the DRC). Now, not only does my brain need a break from all of the chaos, violence, and straight up manipulation and harassment of innocent people that it has absorbed in the last week, but while carrying a stack of library books (around 10) out of the library to bring home and conduct MORE research, and while trying to answer a phone call from my husband, I dropped my phone (the only nice thing that I own) and it broke apart. Then I dropped all 10 library books on top of it. Now it is broken, and I feel like a piece of my body is missing.
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