Jabari Gambrel

<a href="/author/JABARI-GAMBREL/"><strong>CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT JABARI'S BLOG</strong></a> Jabari has a profound passion for poetry, the visual arts, singing and both cultural and social anthropology. He is the leader of his high school poetry club, and cultural equality club. He is passionate about African and Polynesian studies and is a National geographic student explorer alumnus as well as a rustic pathways alumnus. He also runs an NGO in the Dominican Republic. Jabari views every person's individual narrative as important to understanding the human condition. His goal for this year is to listen to new sounds, see new faces, and learn a different perspective, and to create an accurate depiction of Senegalese life.

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And We Laughed at the Bullets

And We Laughed at the Bullets  We laughed at the bullets. Thought if our mouths opened wide enough, if our eyes lingered long enough, if our hips danced wild enough, if our shorts stopped fast enough we might find danger. The danger of being illegal….

27 April, 2017

What it means to be African American in Sénégal

What it means to be African American in Sénégal Invisible.  When I arrived in Senegal I had the idea that I was going home. Home, that is what everyone called it, from family members to, church woman in bright colored dresses, almost all exclaimed, “you…

22 March, 2017

Ain’t I a woman?

An examination of womanhood in transition  What does this picture say to you? Laden with piercings, covered in brass, with skin like midnight leather, she sat before me. She being a Bedik woman of considerable age appeared to me as an image. From her high…

17 January, 2017

Ain’t I a Woman?

Ain’t I a woman?  An examination of womanhood in transition   What does this picture say to you? Laden with piercings, covered in brass, with skin like midnight leather, she sat before me. She being a Bedik woman of considerable age appeared to me as…

15 January, 2017

On Visiting Gorée Island by Jabari Kamau Gambrel

On Visiting Gorée Island by Jabari Kamau Gambrel As the boat rocked against the tide I looked pass the metal rails that bound me to this island and into the water searching for the faces of my ancestors. I imagined them arriving to this place,…

14 September, 2016

On Visiting Gorée Island

As the boat rocked against the tide I looked pass the metal rails that bound me to this island and into the water searching for the faces of my ancestors. I imagined them arriving to this place, carrying fear in their bellies and the uncertainty…

09 September, 2016

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