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Last Saturday, our CIEE group visited Touba, a town about 3 hours NE of Dakar. Touba is the holy city for the Islamic brotherhood Movement, Mouridya. Ok, now here’s a long explanation of what this means.When Islam came to Africa, it stemmed out into brotherhoods, sort of like how Christianity has branched off into Catholics, […]

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To answer a few questions one of my friends asked:what is senegalese juices?ditax (green – tastes sort of like some perfect food mixed with grass and apples – tastes better than it sounds), booy (made of the fruit of the baobob tree), and bisap (made from bisap flowers, very red, very sour)whats the temp. temping […]

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Just a note on my Senegalese mother. I need to vent a little. For dinner both Saturday and Sunday night I was given chiakry, which is basially yogurt with a little millet in it. A good snack, but not a meal! Especially not two nights in a row. This is in addition to the butterless […]

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Last Thursday night, our entire program spent the evening at Serigne’s house (our Senegalese director) to celebrate American thanksgiving. Of course, me, not being American, had very little need to celebrate this holiday, but it was still fun to pig out and spend the evening with everyone from the group.We ate chicken instead of turkey, […]

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So, last week I went to a village called Njaygen in the Louga region, near St. Louis. It was a very peaceful week, but tiring at the same time. It was peaceful because there was a lot of sitting around, efforts to speak Wolof, ataaya drinking, and dancing. The tiring part was that we were […]

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