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I went to high school in New York and am currently studying Africana and Photography at Cornell University. This is a glimpse into my life in Senegal.
As a baker, I walk to work through streets surprisingly crowded, with sheep, goats and cows. It’s a strange feeling being the only person awake, but my walk to work provides time for reflection, star gazing and Beyoncé listening!
Usually we have prepared the dough for the bread and now have to light the oven. It is a Senegalese oven made of stone and clay and is heated with a mixture of wood and hay. It takes a while to cut the wood and wait for the dough to rise.
The Bread is rolled and in this picture you can see a fraction of the 100-200 pieces of bread we make a day. We feed most of the village every morning! Soon people will line up ready to by the warm fresh bread. “This bread is probably the best in the world” – Me everyday
As the sun comes up I get to enjoy the bread I have just made with my host family. It is always funny when my family exclaims how dirty I am, as I am usually covered in flour and exhausted.
After my nap I go to the health post to begin my second apprenticeship. The health post mostly receives patients with Malaria and women having check-ups.
I gather with my family to eat lunch out of the communal bowl.
If its not too hot after lunch, I go walking or watch the kids play soccer.
My region is covered in beautiful mountains and hikes with the most rewarding views. I don’t hike everyday, but go everytime I get the chance! After this I eat dinner and promptly K.O. from exhaustion.
Day in the life / Senegal
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