Joan Baxter is a Canadian journalist, award-winning author and anthropologist. In 2002, she was one of the first journalists to gain entry to the rebel-held north of Côte d'Ivoire to report on the civil war. She reported for many years for the BBC World Services, the Associated Press, and has contributed features and documentaries to a variety of CBC programs. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and in UK newspapers including The Sunday Times. Her book, A Serious Pair of Shoes: an African Journal, won the 2001 Atlantic Writing Award for best non-fiction. Dust in our Eyes is her fourth book about Africa. Baxter divides her time between her home in Nova Scotia and her work in Africa.

Festivals: 2008 (fall)

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