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Pernille Baerendtsen · September, 2015

I've written for Global Voices since about 2008. Mainly on issues related to East Africa and South Sudan.

​In 2017, I completed an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen. On 1 November 2019, I started a PhD which aims at unpacking local discourse on humanitarianism expressed in everyday life in a refugee-hosting community in Tanzania.

I have lived and travelled extensively in the Balkans and in East Africa in connection with work spread out over 20 years in development, media and activism, often in refugee-hosting and post-conflict areas.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen from September, 2015

7 September 2015

Everyday Life in a Fragile State

The Bridge

"'Why South Sudan?' someone asked. It's true, but somewhat feeble, to say South Sudan is unlike any other place." Pernille Baerendtsen shares personal impressions on leaving the world's newest country.