KBF said … admire/love women but never trust them

Kocc Barma said: Jigéen soppal te bul woolu The entire blog has been about empowering WOMEN and empowering PEOPLE! I think this statement is soooo unfair that I can’t even expend energy justifying it so we will just include it for the purpose of completeness for Kocc Barma’s sayings. I’m going to speak on behalfContinue reading “KBF said … admire/love women but never trust them”

KBF said … A king is not loyal

When I polled my social media friends to list out characteristics of a good leader, I got things like this: A good listener Someone with empathy Someone who is honest, open minded and has courage Someone who knows how to motivate a team Someone who doesn’t always need to be at the front of theContinue reading “KBF said … A king is not loyal”

The Brave Women fighting FGM

I remember in college I had a term-paper that I procrastinated on for weeks and weeks. The day before it was due, I started it… I know, bad decision-making. I knew what the topic would be and I met every deadline prior to the due date: topic submission, argument and main points, and even myContinue reading “The Brave Women fighting FGM”

KBF said … your stepchild is not your child

“Doomu jiitle du doom” **ATTENTION ALL PARENTS** Friends. Social media. Television. Travel. iPhones. Androids. Google. Spotify. Apple Music. Hulu. HBO. Netflix. Disney. School. Prom. Homecoming. Boyfriend. Girlfriend. Detention. Starbucks. That looks like a list of random but popular things that look familiar to all of us probably. But all of those things have something inContinue reading “KBF said … your stepchild is not your child”

KBF said … An old man is needed in a country

“Mag mat naa bayyi ci’m reew” Ahhh – the elders. “Respect” was the only word I ever associated with them growing up. It was like their word was law. If you ask my mother, she will still tell you that their word IS law. It may be because she’s one of them now … anContinue reading “KBF said … An old man is needed in a country”

TIDIANE

CLARA: “ñaareel xaritu jëkkëram” – second wife I know he loves me more. He left her home so many times to be with me and I never understood why he stayed with her if he said he loved me so much. She’s basically his maid; she does everything in the house. I gotta give itContinue reading “TIDIANE”

THIANDELLA

It was the night of their wedding and all the guests had gone home. They were preparing for their honeymoon but there was something standing in the way. Madeleine owed her family one clarification before leaving: her virginity. They had to give the verdict. It was 4 AM, three hours after the couple snuck offContinue reading “THIANDELLA”

BALLA (ADAMA’s sequel from women’s series)

**At the Ndiaye residence** Balla stared at the destitute plate of food in front of him. He attempted yet again to make a meal for himself. It had been a long three weeks of not speaking to one another. At first, Adama tried to explain herself but eventually gave up as Balla refused to believeContinue reading “BALLA (ADAMA’s sequel from women’s series)”

MOUTAROU

***Unlike the other stories in the men’s series, this story is real. I’d personally like to thank our very own Moutarou for sharing his personal story.*** In Senegal there is a lot of social pressure.  Practically everyone throughout the country faces this phenomenon, women as well as men. As for the effect on me, I am the eldestContinue reading “MOUTAROU”