The White Porridge Comes out of the Black Pot

Proverbs are an important part of West-African culture. Whenever my father wanted to teach me an important lesson, he would lace his opinions with wise sayings that would inspire me to think and deeply reflect on my actions. Over the years, there is one such saying that continues to resonate with me: “the white porridge […]

A bee resting on a thistle

Summer Fever

When the fall semester ended in May, we were so excited about the prospects of sleeping in till noon, strolling along the sea wall under the daytime sunshine and hanging with friends till late because, hey, summah’s heeeeeeere! But as the summer has progressed, we’ve realized that we need to fill my time with more […]