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[Fiction] Afritude by Monique Kwachou

Monique Kwachou

The excerpt below, from Monique Kwachou’s short story “Afritude” is part of #100DaysofAfricanReads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). The story relates how Elizabeth’s life changes the day she leaves America for a boarding school in Cameroon and eventually nine months become three years during which Elizabeth rediscovers herself after an internal journey punctuated by putting up with mockery from other students because she doesn’t easily fit in. 3,124 more words

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My Memory of the Simba Rebellion in the Congo, from Cameroun.

When I was seven and in boarding school in The Dorm, the dorm parents would have picnics every friday evening, outside, for all of us 49 dorm kids.   305 more words

Africa In My Heart

No hiding place

Anti bullying week is finished now, but here’s more about the bullying I received from other disabled children at ‘special’ boarding school:

I passed the eleven plus, 48 more words

Poetry

China's wealthy parents love British private schools

China’s rich are so enamored of overseas education that one in ten wealthy primary school kids, and nearly a quarter of all wealthy high school students, may be headed abroad to study. 215 more words

How I First Met Aslan, Part 3 and Last.

As the weeks passed by I fell into the uneasy routine of covering up my feelings about boarding school and the strength of my homesickness.  Outwardly, much of the time, I fit myself into the daily group routines of the 49 children and their adult teachers and other caretakers. 508 more words

Christianity

The Little Joys of Life...

Just thought I should share this screenshot from today…so pleased!

Okay, now back to work!