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Launch of a Citizen Complaint against the State of #Senegal #YenAMarre

During the legislative elections of July 30, 2017, Senegalese citizens denounced the failure of the State of Senegal in its mission to assure them the constitutional right to vote, while guaranteeing them Biometric identities cards. 329 more words

Book Release

Dear Blog Readers,  Friends, Fellow Unschoolers/Worldschoolers and those interested in Self-Directed Education,

I haven’t been posting much here lately and I apologize for that. I have a good reason though. 147 more words


Biscuits Cinq Centimes

Why name my blog ‘Five Cent Cookies’ (the translation from the French ‘Biscuits Cinq Centimes’)? I think it captures my first impressions and offers a passage to learning and sharing my own experiences about the people, culture and history of Senegal, where I’ll be spending a month this Fall. 488 more words

​Toubab, toubab! ....Toubacouta!

Me and my companion check into what our guidebook tells us is the cheapest sleep in Toubacouta: Keur Yossou, and I ask the guy who shows us our room his name “I’m Youssou! 179 more words


Upper Volta (Republic) #329 (1974)

The Republic of Upper Volta (République de Haute-Volta in French) was a landlocked West African self-governing colony within the French Community. Before attaining autonomy it had been French Upper Volta, a colony of French West Africa established on March 1, 1919, from territories that had been part of the colonies of Upper Senegal and Niger and the Côte d’Ivoire. 1,865 more words

Stamp Issuers

My work in Senegal

Many people have asked what exactly I’ll be doing in Senegal – in all honesty I don’t know yet! They will let me know in September exactly what I’ll be working on.   249 more words


1910: Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a woman by an unknown photographer; Senegal, c. 1910. Her hair style is called nguuka. “Created using black wool to produce two symmetrical voluminous spheres held by a textile on top of the head, this hairdo became popular in the first decades of the twentieth century among married women” (source).