Gambianisms

December 14, 2018

Dolls and Designs: My Experience Living with Automatonophobia   

Trigger warning: automatonophobia   Automatonophobia   Loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, humanoid robots, audio-animatronics, or other figures designed to represent humans.      I […]
October 14, 2018

Guewels as Guardians of Senegambian Oral History

Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo Ngóóne faal Birima Wóóy Birima, wóóy Birima Wóóy Birima, Meysa tendo joojo Maa damel wóóy Birima Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
July 17, 2018

Of Theatres and Teachings

Boy does it feel good to be back! It has felt like absolutely ages since I last parked my bum, concentrated and wrote a blogpost. I’ve […]
May 4, 2018

Self-care As/Beyond Survival

The irony of writing about self-care when it is the thing I’m most terrible at is not lost on me. I have very fickle mental and […]
March 30, 2018

Taaru Jigeen Sey: The Stigma of Singledom

Is marriage the defining characteristic of Gambian womanhood?   If so, then why?   I have an aunt. She’s in her mid-thirties (I think, I don’t […]
March 24, 2018

Domm Yu Barkeh: Familial Relationships as Implicit Social Contracts

I promise, something weird is going on with my life where as soon as I plan to write about a certain topic or issue, my real-life […]
March 12, 2018

Petaws and Pleasanteries: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Successfully Serigntou

I recently encountered a little.. situation. It’s not important enough for me to go into detail because although at first I felt livid with anger, now, […]
February 2, 2018

A Note on Jongeh Culture

Face a Face Roffo Keytou Keur Maana Li Bandit Di Niroul 4 Appius Cheri Chocolat  Boul Bouger What does it mean to be jongeh? Where did […]
January 26, 2018

Of Musorrs & Bare Necks

Some of you may or may not know, but I am a hijabi. Why this is relevant, I don’t know but a lot of people seem […]
January 18, 2018

5 Types of Gambian Gorros

Hey guys! Today I’m back with something light-hearted. If anyone knows me in real-life, then they know that seriousness is not a permanent state of being […]
January 9, 2018

Nostalgia – a melancholic journey to the past?

Diagnosis: Nostalgia Details: Feelings of sentimentality, specifically in regard to the aesthetics and style forms of the stretch of years listed below. Time period: 1993 – 2002 Cure: Yet unknown […]
January 3, 2018

Reading List: Critical Thinking Edition

Hopefully you guys find this even marginally helpful! 1. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the Western Mind by Ethan Walters If you love psychology this book will be […]
October 31, 2017

Score Me Out of 100: Academic Anxiety & All Its Trimmings

This post was inspired by a moment I had on the bus today while I was on my way home from buying a few bits (that […]
October 14, 2018

Guewels as Guardians of Senegambian Oral History

Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo Ngóóne faal Birima Wóóy Birima, wóóy Birima Wóóy Birima, Meysa tendo joojo Maa damel wóóy Birima Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
July 17, 2018

Of Theatres and Teachings

Boy does it feel good to be back! It has felt like absolutely ages since I last parked my bum, concentrated and wrote a blogpost. I’ve […]
May 4, 2018

Self-care As/Beyond Survival

The irony of writing about self-care when it is the thing I’m most terrible at is not lost on me. I have very fickle mental and […]
March 30, 2018

Taaru Jigeen Sey: The Stigma of Singledom

Is marriage the defining characteristic of Gambian womanhood?   If so, then why?   I have an aunt. She’s in her mid-thirties (I think, I don’t […]
March 24, 2018

Domm Yu Barkeh: Familial Relationships as Implicit Social Contracts

I promise, something weird is going on with my life where as soon as I plan to write about a certain topic or issue, my real-life […]
March 12, 2018

Petaws and Pleasanteries: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Successfully Serigntou

I recently encountered a little.. situation. It’s not important enough for me to go into detail because although at first I felt livid with anger, now, […]
February 2, 2018

A Note on Jongeh Culture

Face a Face Roffo Keytou Keur Maana Li Bandit Di Niroul 4 Appius Cheri Chocolat  Boul Bouger What does it mean to be jongeh? Where did […]
January 26, 2018

Of Musorrs & Bare Necks

Some of you may or may not know, but I am a hijabi. Why this is relevant, I don’t know but a lot of people seem […]
January 18, 2018

5 Types of Gambian Gorros

Hey guys! Today I’m back with something light-hearted. If anyone knows me in real-life, then they know that seriousness is not a permanent state of being […]
October 22, 2017

5 Things I Learned From ‘Pod et Marichou’

I recently forced myself to sit down and watch Pod et Marichou after hearing my sister and people on social media yap about it for what […]
June 25, 2017

Let’s Talk: Ramadan – a Month of Waste?

Can you believe we’re already at the end of ramadan? I remember at the beginning of ramadan questioning how I would surive a whole month (minus […]
April 11, 2017

Fatou Toubab, Modou Toubab : ‘Voluntourism’ + Its Dangers

Voluntourism noun      1. a form of tourism in which travellers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity. This is one of those topics […]
March 5, 2017

FGM, Virginity Testing + the Regulation of Female Sexuality

The most difficult thing about writing about this topic is keeping it concise. There is so much to unpack, so many elements to it that I […]
February 17, 2017

Gambians, Facebook and the Rise of Cyber Defanteh

Just because you can use Facebook live doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.              Now let me just start off by […]
February 1, 2017

Tribalism in the Gambia : It’s Nothing New

Unpopular opinion time.. I’m sure that, like me, most (if not all) Gambians have been glued to the edges of their seats over the past few […]
January 22, 2017

Nyuul Kuuk / Hess Petch : Skin Bleaching + Colourism in the Gambia

 Munn nga weeh beh melni farine waye du tah nga don toubab.   Out of the (many) things I despise in this world, hessal is right […]
November 19, 2016

Double Standards in Gambian Society

As invested as I am in all forms of Gambianisms, it would be shallow of me to pretend that Gambian society is not infested with generational […]
October 30, 2016

5 Types of Gambian Aunties

As some of you may know, I make it my business to notice trends in #Gambianisms and to share this information with anyone that will listen […]
October 14, 2016

10 Signs That You’re a ‘Toubab’!

So I was thinking recently about how easily your nationality as a Gambian can be revoked based on the most minute details. As a Gambian, your identity […]
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