Category Archives: Life, stories and comparisons

Stories of everyday life in Burkina Faso.

Who is Dorothy? (Part 2-2)

As of July 16th, I have been back in Montreal moving into the next chapter of my life. Despite the long blog hiatus since then, I will now be continuing the blog from back home, as there is much about … Continue reading

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Who is Dorothy (Part 2-1)

As of July 16th, I have been back in Montreal moving into the next chapter of my life. Despite the long blog hiatus since then, I will now be continuing the blog from back home, as there is much about … Continue reading

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Getting Around

Getting around With the end of my placement around the corner, time has accelerated and the amount of things to get done has increased exponentially. Sadly, that means it’s been a bit difficult for me to find time to communicate. … Continue reading

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Hints of a Revolt – Part 4

Hello readers! Here is the 4th installment of “Hints of a Revolt,” (describing the recent unrest in Burkina Faso). You can read the first part here, the second part here and the third part here. I recommend a chronological read-through. Please … Continue reading

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Burkina’s funniest home videos

Sometimes, living in Burkina Faso is about developing leadership in the hopes the work you do will lead to real change and an improvement in people’s lives. Sometimes, it’s about a little kid pretending to be a martial arts master … Continue reading

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Hints of a Revolt – Part 3

Hi everyone! For those following closely, I’m really sorry, I thought I’d make it to the end of the “Hints of a Revolt” entry in 3 parts, but it looks like it’ll be 2 more (shorter, bite-sized) parts + an … Continue reading

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Hints of a revolt – Part 2

This is the 2nd part of a thus-far-three-part entry describing the recent unrest in Burkina. The first part can be found here and should definitely be read first for the following ones to make sense. Depending on how things evolve … Continue reading

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Hints of a revolt

Ignorance. Indifference. Apathy. In December, these are the words I would have used to describe how Burkinabes felt about politics. An election was held in November to which everyone knew the outcome before the campaign even started. The news of … Continue reading

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A child’s laughter

Hey everyone, Today’s entry results from another Put-me-to-work-for-a-day challenge. One of Mark Abbott’s four challenges was to make a child laugh. Though I tend to make children laugh just by being (apparently) odd, I thought I’d take the chance offered … Continue reading

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La vie en famille

Hey everyone, Here are the results of a challenge (Put-me-to-work-for-a-day-in-Burkina) from Isabelle, who asked me to describe to her what it was like to live a day in the life of a Burkinabe family. Here are two: _________________________________________________ Les premiers mouvements … Continue reading

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