“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
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
**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
***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
Mbaye: I am sorry. I’ve done everything anyone could think of… Laila: Shhh. Don’t beat yourself up about this. It’s not a big deal. I can wait. Mbaye: But you have been waiting. And it’s not fair to you. Laila: Baby, we’ve talked about this. We’ll just keep trying and
AIDA: A special self-reflection – « Jigéén dafa wara doxe ndank, waxe ndank » (A woman should not speak much)
My personality is strong. I don’t filter my thoughts and freely deliver my opinions as I see fit. I’m not ignorant or disrespectful; but I am confident and I am stern. I have been guided numerous times on how to “soften” myself up, especially if I want to find a
A scared husband must break some news to his wife, but it seems like she has a surprise of her own!
A seemingly normal conversation between two women.