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Ezekiel Alford

Ezekiel up in the city, most of his family has been to Senegal and requested him to be sent there with out his knowledge. He grew up in the city lifestyle adaptes well to different surroundings. Very easily going. Loves to hang out with friends and make new memories. Loves to play sports. Plans to become a nurse after he finshes his gap year. Puts family first.

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

May 5, 2018

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 bank account just living life to the fullest and making...

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

April 15, 2018

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 like I might get kicked out it’s not even there...

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This is what keeps me going in Senegal.

March 8, 2018


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

March 2, 2018

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 in the whole Senegal cohort and being the first sereer...

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

March 1, 2018


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The power goes out

February 18, 2018


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

February 12, 2018


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

February 12, 2018


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

January 2, 2018

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 can say act my age when we do the same...

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Senegal

December 31, 2017

This is Home to me now Video

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You live and you learn

October 23, 2017

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 of mixing and breeding so I ask why is that...

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My return from closing

October 13, 2017

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 with a hug smile and said my name he asked...

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Blog 2

September 23, 2017

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.   

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Blog 3

September 23, 2017

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 exhausted exhausted from the heat from the heat and not...

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