Listening in class to Simon and Malal Camille and I with Simon, one of the movement leaders In my Country Analysis class we had 2 Senegalese rappers, Simon and Malal, come in and talk to us about the EN Y A MARRE movement in Senegal. EN Y A MARRE is a political movement fighting against … More Sept 15 – Y EN A MARRE (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
Today we had 13 Senegalese university students come to our Country Analysis class and it was so interesting to hear about their perceptions of the US. It was the first time where I saw that their image of Americans were somewhat negative, associated with violence, power, and wealth. For an activity we were divided … More Sept 14 – America as Seen Through Senegalese Eyes
Some pictures from my first few days in Dakar during our study abroad orientation program.
Today I met my host dad (Papa Daniel) for the first time. I heard his voice before I actually met him. He’d been gone since I arrived to Dakar and was just coming back from his pilgrimage to Jerusalem (I live with a Catholic family). Both of my host parents are retired and my Aunt … More Sept 12 – ‘Salaam Maleykum Mon Papa!’
I was just hanging out with some friends after school today and as we were walking around the neighborhood during dusk, we saw a crowd of people on one of the main roads. All the street lights and house lights were out in this area because there was no electricity and apparently, the electricity had … More Sept 9 – The Smell of Burning Rubber
Soup that my host Aunt made me…it was delicious! Today I went to the doctor. I had always thought that I had a tough traveling stomach until I came to Senegal. I went into the clinic thinking, ‘Oh no…I have malaria!’ But the doctor just chuckled and said it’s normal when one is adjusting to … More Sept 7 – Maladie in Dakar