while we may shiver, these girls are prepped to look forward to their wedding days - a huge cultural and social shift is needed if we want this life to match our western abstract ideals neatly, and quickly
Forced marriage "ist nicht gut" (is not good): Part 6 of 6, The Editorial January 31st 2012 Part VI
how is that i am no longer so quick to condemn every forced, child marriage?
here are the thoughts still in conflict for me:
this 12-year-old now has "security", not just her husband, but entire family, entire herds of animals. several water wells. land.
she has role, purpose in life. and she knows her role. albeit, presc ... read more
Africa » Senegal » Thiès Region » Thiès Independent from France in 1960, Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. However, the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. Despite peace... ... read more
making a documentary about the role of musicians in the crisis in Mali and the Sahel:
would like to unite some of us bloggers around this!
also figuring out how to put my pen to good use...
and figuring out how to live in berlin and dakar at the same time, with a whiff of brooklyn...
and trying to slow the pace at which my world is webbed...let us not forget how close we are...tug tug.
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