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I feel the need to write, for I know not how else to express myselfTo let these words surge forth from inside me, a weak reflection of the intensity of my feelings, yet nevertheless quite helpful in relaying what the blur of sensations is likeI feel the need…

Okay, since I seem to be on a trend of being very personal with my entries, here’s one that might be pushing the edge a bit. In recent times I find myself opposing or rejecting just about everything I thought I knew about myself, life, and so on.…

I often remark to myself about how similar our lives are to the very systems we set up.Like cars speeding on the highway, we seem to head in similar directions but often end up at different destinationsNow, before you contend the fact that we head in similar directions,…

Hi All, It’s Senior Year!!! I am back on campus and I have been soooooooooooooooo busy since I got back so I haven’t been able to update you guys about much. I am currently taking a whole bunch of awesome classes (Economic Development –we actually get to attend…

Once again…I’m back. Back in the US, and gradually getting back into the swing of things. YOWLI and going to Senegal was, in one word, breath-taking! And yes, I literally had to slow down sometimes at the enormity of the things I learnt, at the people I met,…

…And at the end of the day, when all is said and done, you inhale, and then exhale. Alhamdulilahi (Thanks be to God)My 21st year has been simply exceptional. It was a year of so many blessings – in circumstances, realisations, people, places, ideas, notions…gosh, a myriad of…

Okay, so I have been back on the continent (by the continent I mean Africa) for about 2 weeks, and I have finally been re inducted into the genetic makeup. And by ‘re-inducted into the genetic makeup I don’t mean that there was an official welcoming ceremony where…

Sometimes ignorance is a cloak that protects us from our sad realities. The G8 summit is currently underway in Tokyo, Japan and world leaders are addressing issues related to international trade, the current energy and food crises as well as Africa’s development. Honestly speaking, it’s time to quit…

Reminders. So far I have been in Senegal for about a week and every nook and cranny seems to echo strong reminders – reminders of who I am, where I come from, what the real-life, on the ground, living conditions are, and most importantly, why I am undertaking…

Gosh! I am so overwhelmed…with emotion – gratitude, thankfulness, awe, amazement, more gratitude – yea, it seems I get to be very sensitive during the summer. (my personal theory for that is the fact that the sun is usually out and therefore melts away any traces of insensitivity…

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