Sunday, May 28, 2006

I Had a Sunporch In Africa…
(snapshot of life in Senegal)

- Thanksgiving in Senegal ended with a small midnight party on a windy apartment rooftop overlooking Ngor Island. The crowd hailed from the United States, Italy, Mali, Burkina Faso and, of course, our host country. It began with a backyard potluck. The founder of a language and cultural training in Dakar also hosted a mélange of expatriates, among them myriad young students, some quite earnest and serious as they talked about their research, and others quite giddy.

A gaggle of girls arranged a group photo. The photographer among them motioned for them all to stand closer to one of the thatch-roofed shade huts.

“We have to make the picture look more African!”

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