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When Women are Educated, Entire Villages Thrive

As many of you know, I was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. Senegal is a beautiful country, full of bright imagery and calming scenery. It’s hard to describe the people there, but they are ...

A Focus on the San Bushman Tribe

San (or Bushman or Basarwa) is a term for Khoisan-speaking nations in Southern Africa, primarily in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, along with other countries such...

Baguettes In Senegal

Did You Know That Senegal is world renowned for its bread? Baguettes in particular are the most delicious delicacy, with soft, practically melt-in-your-mouth centers and perfectly thin, crisp crust...

Braids: A Brief Cultural History

Growing up in Senegal, my hair was always braided. It was a part of life as much as weaving, family meals, and tea ceremonies. I never thought about braiding as something with cultural significance...

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, we celebrate the many contributions women make to all aspects of society around the world.What it means to be a woman is always on my mind, mostly because of the inequalities women face worl...

Senegal's National Sport

In Senegal, the national sport is wrestling, called Burre in Wolof. More popular than even futbal (soccer), entire stadiums fill with tens of thousands of people to watch this traditional sport. Yo...