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Malaika Nikiema


The True Bridge-Year Experience

December 8, 2019

 Coming in Brazil, 3 months ago, I had a lot of goals: become a surfista*, dance samba, interact a lot with Afro-Brazilians and by now I should have been totally fluent in Portuguese.  This is what actually happened. September::  I live on a mostly white island so I do not get to see a lot...

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Never let your schooling interfere with your education

August 30, 2019

“Never let your schooling interfere with your education” is a quote from Mark Twain that really speaks to me because it is something that I have been trying to explain to my family and friends back home in Burkina Faso. As some of them got the fact that all the learning those not happen behind...

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