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somewhere over the rainbow at Igim

Week 5 Limitations

 Living in  rural poverty , something most of us never experienced, is exhausting. Since most of the students in form 5 (3rd yr) at the high school failed the second term, I asked to interview several of the lowest performing in each class. Several had physical or emotional problems.   A young Muslim girl confided she had […]

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Life as they know it

The landscape was idyllic, filled with tree studded mountains and lush,green planted fields. We were on our way to the Liacom primary school on one of those rocky, pitted dirt roads that are more suitable for cattle than moving vehicles. Simon wanted to show me how poor the remote village schools were so we took […]

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Without light

The damn lights went out around six in the evening so I lite a candle in the empty wine bottle and set about cooking dinner. This was not a romantic moment. The ingredients I had were limited since I have no refrigerator and I hadn’t been to Bamenda in a week. The local market was […]

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