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

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…

29 July, 2018

Three Months Fifteen Days

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…

29 July, 2018

GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music

  [vc_video link=’https://vimeo.com/272677330′]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…

31 May, 2018

GCY Capstone: My Senegalese Year in Music

GCY Capstone: My Seneg[vc_video link=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzYe4_gmt2o&feature=youtu.be’]alese 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…

29 May, 2018

Iwe Ife fun awon Obi me

*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…

15 March, 2018

A German Hotel on the Grounds of a Concentration Camp

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…

11 March, 2018

The Art of Mindfulness

“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…

09 September, 2017

Those Blue Moving Carts

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,…

25 August, 2017

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

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…

17 August, 2017

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