Keeping It Simple: A Memoir about Women and Development in Senegal

As usual, I was the first to arrive at headquarters that morning in Dakar. Familiar with the lateness that ticks Senegal’s clock, I wondered when I would slow down now that I had chosen to be part of a team. As the other researchers arrived, fear and excitement converged. I went to the bathroom to fix my hair as if grooming would make imminent change less overwhelming. With three colleagues, I was ushered into a white SUV that would take us to unknown Kedougou, a largely rural region over 350 miles away from the capital. We were going to🔒

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Amelia Duffy-Tumasz, a young adult Friend and a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., spent the 2006-07 academic year in Senegal as a Fulbright Fellow. She is now pursuing a Master's in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London.

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