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Ebunoluwa Akinbode

Ebunoluwa is passionate about people. She loves to write poetry that explore different perspectives of the human existance. When she's not writing poetry or reading she can be found playing tennis, working in theater, playing her flute, or dancing to Yoruba music. Her goals for the upcoming year are to become fluent in French and Wolof/Pulaar, and connect with the Senegalese people and culture.

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Three Months Fifteen Days

July 29, 2018

The Sunsets are the Same The sun rises From the east And sets in the west Carpobrotus edulis Adenium obesum Verbenas and ‘Alice du Pont’ Mandevilla Different but the same rise and set of swirls Verbenas and ‘Alice du Pont’ Mandevilla Carpobrotus edulis Adenium obesum And sets in the west From the east The sun...

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Three Months Fifteen Days

July 29, 2018

The Sunsets are the Same The sun rises From the east And sets in the west Carpobrotus edulis Adenium obesum Verbenas and ‘Alice du Pont’ Mandevilla Different but the same rise and set of swirls Verbenas and ‘Alice du Pont’ Mandevilla Carpobrotus edulis Adenium obesum And sets in the west From the east The sun...

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GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music

May 31, 2018

  https://vimeo.com/272677330 Coming back from Senegal a common problem that I ran into was that no matter how detailed I explained a story from my year in Senegal, the person listening could never really understand what it was like: why I wasn’t scared; why I didn’t find it weird; how I wasn’t helping them- they...

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GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music

May 29, 2018

GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music   GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music **I do not own nor benefit from the music used in this video** I wanted to show in this video my time in Senegal…     Coming back from Senegal a common problem that I ran into was that no...

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Iwe Ife fun awon Obi me

March 15, 2018

*Kinto bere inkun ti mo fe so, ke kun mun ikpe in mun Yoruba ko. Mo kun fi igbagbo se ni.*             Ke me ikpe mo me ikpe Senegal ko je Nigeria, sugbun, lati gba ti mo ti wan bi, mo tin rin awankun to men mun mi renti awankun ti e men so nikpa...

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A German Hotel on the Grounds of a Concentration Camp

March 11, 2018

Imagine that. Imagine there being an entrance fee to enter the concentration camp. Imagine Germans being given a discounted price, Europeans paying slightly more, and all others (even descendants of Holocaust survivors who don’t live in Germany or Europe) paying the highest entrance fee. Imagine entering what you thought would be a sacred place, and...

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The Art of Mindfulness

September 9, 2017

“If I can be here now, I can be there then.” -Abby Falick     Where am I right now? Close your eyes.     I’m standing in a parking lot. The Meier Stanford dorm stands erect in front of me. Beside me is the massive coach bus that will be transferring my fellow Senegal cohort and...

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Those Blue Moving Carts

August 25, 2017

My culture, as well as GCY, contains a huge element of storytelling, so I’m going to share a story with you guys.   First let’s set the scene: I’m lying on my bed flipping through my senior yearbook. I’m on the phone with my sister Ewa, and contemplating my upcoming graduation. It’s dark outside which means...

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Je veux que les baobabs m’embrassent… I want the baobabs to kiss me?!?!

August 17, 2017

Welp, six years of middle and high school French probably didn’t prepare me for this. In an effort to be mystical and romantic I tried to tell a friend in French that while in Senegal I hope to be embraced by the baobabs- as a metaphor for being welcomed into the community- but instead only...

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