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Flying to the Other Wing

“Cuba y Puerto Rico son de un pájaro las dos alas.” [Translation: Cuba and Puerto Rico are the two wings of one bird]. That was one of the last things my Abuela [grandmother] said to me as I left Puerto … Continue reading

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Being an African American in Africa: “What are you?”

Disclaimers 1) The question, “What are you?” is objectifying. If the goal is to find out a person’s heritage, the more proper question to ask is “How do you identify?” 2) Every African American’s experience in Cape Town, South Africa … Continue reading

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Sinister Beauty

One of my favorite trips during my semester in Ghana was our trip to Cape Coast (in the Central Region) where we enjoyed tours at important historical locations from the days of the Atlantic slave trade. These sites were breathtaking … Continue reading

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Of Families and Slave Forts

Hokay, it’s been a long time since my last post. To give a brief recap of my movements since the last time I posted… I moved in with my host family on Friday. They are a relatively modern (read: nuclear) … Continue reading

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Beyond the Oxford Bubble: London and Bath

Oh dear, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Since I last blogged, I somehow managed to survive the last week of Michaelmas Term, drag my excessively heavy suitcase back to the States, and spent the first week of my Christmas … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

(And let’s conveniently over look the fact that this post is ten days late, shall we?) It’s a relief to be posting again: Oxford is such an intensely academic experience most of the day that I forget that studying abroad … Continue reading

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