Set in the fictional village of Buguta in post-genocide Rwanda, Once on the Dark Continent follows the experiences of a young doctor working for the Doctors Without Borders Program. Dr. Erica Davis unwittingly finds herself in a country where the past has continued to repeat itself a decade after a devastating civil war, unbeknownst to most of the outside world. Their history isn’t the only thing plaguing the villagers like a parasite: Erica’s careful attention to the patients at the Buguta clinic leads her to diagnose them with toxoplasmosis, a revelation that has the potential to begin solving the myriad problems in the village.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr. Cheryl Davis
Biology | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature | Theatre and Performance Studies
Bidwell, Katrina Alexandria, "Once On The Dark Continent" (2011). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 307.