Ezekiel Alford



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It’s hard to fully understand where we all came from but being back…

It’s hard to fully understand where we all came from but being back in America. Suck a fast past which I can’t relate. Being in Senegal so laid back. Just sit around the house and get fat. Didn’t have to worry about money or your…

05 May, 2018

Came home family already arguing. Bringing my stuff away all I here…

Came home family already arguing. Bringing my stuff away all I here is shouts. I just wanna be alone, but I can’t the noise is to much but I’m not giving up. I have to relive stress but I have to hold mine in. Looks…

15 April, 2018

This is what keeps me going in Senegal.

This is what keeps me going in Senegal. Sent from my iPhone

08 March, 2018

Today I accomplished a goal I set for my stay in Senegal. It was to…

Today I accomplished a goal I set for my stay in Senegal. It was to become one and not only Black American so I get different price then other people but to be called and claimed Senegalese. Not only my last name being the best…

02 March, 2018

The noise was too much. Lifted my hand to my ear to suppress the ringing…

The noise was too much. Lifted my hand to my ear to suppress the ringing—Like I was just in a car crash. I hear yelling… “Hey! Hey! Look at me. Are you okay?” I stare with pain that I can’t let show. And I lie…

01 March, 2018

The power goes out

The power goes out Nobody in sight Light emerges from the darkness Your mom says amoul couran The power is out She says kay lekk reer You smile It’s time to eat dinner You grab your solar light from the window You all gather around…

18 February, 2018

Had to stop and look back. I’m my eyes I see a scary sight…

Had to stop and look back. I’m my eyes I see a scary sight. I see my self and the way I was acting so I picked up this bag to throw it in the trash. It’s behind me now. Have to focus on doing…

12 February, 2018

There a place in every country that’s kind of like Home. Dakar Senegal

There a place in every country that’s kind of like Home. Dakar Senegal. But for me Home is where I feel comfortable. And place when im tired I can just lay down and sleep and everyone will understand. For me there was no need to…

12 February, 2018

To everyone that told me to grow up or act my age.

To everyone that told me to grow up or act my age. This is not meant to throw shade so sorry if it does just needed to vent my bad I meant to express my feelings in a constructive way. I don’t understand how you…

02 January, 2018

Senegal

This is Home to me now Video

31 December, 2017

You live and you learn

So today was a good experience. They called me tobob because of the color of my palm but if they only know what there brothers and sisters went through when they left there land it would click my hands are white because I’m a product…

23 October, 2017

My return from closing

When I came home my brother was out side and seen me and Said aye I missed you then we hugged and asked how was my stay away. my pops was watching soccer as usual at 8pm when I said his name he lit up…

13 October, 2017

Blog 2

I feel really out of place with my cohort. Besides with a few members. My new family I’m so happy the places me here I bonded so fast with my 5 brothers. They remind me of my friends back at home.   

23 September, 2017

Blog 3

My family makes me feel at home they know I don’t really like talking in Wolof or at all. Like I went to work for carpentry 10-3pm. And my family went to this big gathering. So it’s dinner time (9:45ish) my brothers and I are…

23 September, 2017

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