Showing posts from August, 2012

West Africa on the Hudson

Interviews and research from Bineta Fall and Mohamed Ka, New York Entrance to Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market Statistically many immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States are from English-speaking countries (former British colonies), such as Nigeria, Ghana, with a relatively large influx from South Africa (which is not officially an English-speaking country), along with Kenyans, not shown in the Wikipedia article. However in New York City, the French-speaking population from Western African countries is noticeable, especially in Harlem. In the 1990s, Harlem seemed to be a mini-outpost of Senegal and Guinea. Gambians (English-speaking) are also represented, as geographically , their country is wedged within Senegal. Arame Adje, the self-proclaimed "Grandmother of the Community" arrived in 1986 from Senegal. She says that the Senegalese started arriving in the United States in the mid-eighties, during a very bad drought in Senegal. Also, flights from Daka

New York in French

This week's post was published on New York in French . For the first time in years, I wrote in French.... and translated into English ! The post is about Vickie Frémont's latest "Tour of Recycling" in Peru with the Alliance Française.