Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Goat’s Good Standing: Creating Community in Congo, One Goat at a Time

“In Shi culture, [a tribe in eastern Congo] it is a cultural idea that a goat is good standing in the community.  When you marry a woman, you give a cow AND a goat,” Amani told us at lunch in a Westwood cafe crammed with college students.  They hovered over their laptops, taking for granted