Emily Sambou with my children I have just left Dakar, Senegal to move back to the United States.  The last two years in Senegal were very rich years and I wanted to publicly thank many of the local people who made a real impact on my life.  So let’s pretend you have a glass of

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Fiber on fabric at the Terroubi Hotel Every other year Senegal has an amazing celebration of the arts called the Biennale. This year the Biennale was May 9th thru June 8th.  I managed to visit more than 20 exhibitions, only about 10% of the exhibits around Dakar. The Biennale began in 1989 and began emphasizing visual arts in 1992 and sometimes is

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I am fortunate enough to live near the beach and take frequent walk within view of the ocean.  I also live in Senegal which means that unfortunately the view on those walks are marred by rubbish.  Sadly, many Senegalese drop their rubbish everywhere.  My children are disturbed by this also and so on one of

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Goree Island scene ‘floating’ on glass with reclaimed wood frame Souwere artist Abdoulaye Barry  “Souwere” is glass painting.  There is an explaination of the process on the Senegal Soul blog.  I went to Goree island as a committee member of the Dakar Women’s Group annual art show and visited with Abdoulaye Barry, a Senegalese Souwere artist who has been

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