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People Stop and Stare

…but that don’t bother me.” That’s the position of the star-crossed lover in My Fair Lady, but is that real life? Yesterday we ventured into the central market to do some shopping for basic necessities. Remember, one-stop shopping doesn’t exist so much here. Rather you go around the market, stall to stall, boutique to boutique […]

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Express Yourself

This week I’ve heard two conflicting testimonies concerning African languages…from Africans. On the car ride back from a village visit yesterday a brother remarked, “Ma langue est pauvre” (My language is poor). What sparked the comment was a conversation we were having about borrowed words in his language. They’ve borrowed words such as tabili (table) […]

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