Water

          Dettol: The Distinguishing Factor

          Dettol. That’s what’s distinguishing Senegal from Ghana. Otherwise, I might as well be in Accra. Well, Adenta, Accra to be specific. I’ve pretty much just moved from the Adenta of Accra to the Adenta of Dakar. From outskirts of the capital to outskirts of the capital, or rather suburb to suburb, dare I say village …

            Circum-Alert: Water, Water Everywhere!

            It’s amazing the kinds of things you find on the net. Especially when you’re not looking. Devex recently published an interview I did with the president & CEO of the Global Fund for Women, Kavita Ramdas – a phenomenal woman (and Mount Holyoke alum) by the way – and as I was doing some quick …

                The Water Chronicles: Calabash Tears (Part 2)

                [Haven’t read part 1? Do so here]“This is all your fault!”someone hissed.  Jostled from her reverie, Amsatou looked up in confusion. She glanced at her young cousin to her left, who stared blankly back at her. Realizing that it was her other cousin who had spoken, Amsatou sighed deeply and looked to her right.  Leila’s face …

                  The Water Chronicles: Calabash Tears (Part 1)

                  [Something I’ve been working on. I intended to use it for something else, but I feel like I’d rather share it with you guys! Everything in it’s own time. Dedicated to YOWLI 08ers! Thoughts appreciated. Enjoy!!] — Amsatou detested it. Not the weight of the aluminum bucket on her head after it was filled, or …