About Me

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Hi there!

I am Marame and you can refer to me on this blog as SenAmerican. I am a mother, wife, and professional who was born and raised in Senegal but has been living in the US for nearly fifteen years. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle life in the hyphenated space between Senegal and the USA and trying to make the most of both worlds.  I assume there are many of you who live a similar life — ­­­­­­caught in between two or more cultures. Please join me in this journey. I will be writing about culture, language, education, politics, food, fashion, and much more. I look forward to stimulating and respectful conversations that will move us forward.

I invite you to subscribe so you can suggest topics and comment on posts. If you would like to guest-blog, I will be thrilled to have you on because there are myriad of issues to discuss within the space that we live in — that I know nothing about! The blog language is English but feel free to write in Wolof or French.

To protect the privacy of my family, I will refer to my husband as K, my daughter is A, and my sons are L and S. The positions I take on issues are my own and do not represent their views.

I reserve the right to edit or delete any comment that I find inappropriate or disrespectful to me or my readers. Please do not spam or make sales pitches on this blog. They will be quickly and ferociously deleted.

SenAmericanly yours!

10 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I’m now following you Marame. I look forward to reading your posts. There are so many interesting topics to read about Senegal. I’m curious about the political side, SenAmerican Dream and – of course – the food! Good luck!

  2. Hi Marame! Kudos for the first post. I think it sets the stage for what the blog would be about. I think your struggle to come to terms with ‘where you are from’ and the questions you have raised are very legitmate. I like your answer to the dichotomy of living two cultures, that of saying well I dont have to choose one over the other, I will not let people define who I am and where I belong; I am claiming both identities. A lot of people are in denial when answering this question for fear of being ‘judged’. Your frankness is commendable. Looking forward to reading more posts and hopefully sharing my own perspective as someone who has experienced a somewhat similar situation but has finally decided to setlle in my original home country. Khaita

    1. Khaita,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I would love to hear your experience and point of view, especially since you have lived this kind of life and are back in Senegal.

  3. Great job, Marame. This is such an interesting blog. Looking forward to enjoying more posts.
    Kudos, regards to the family.
    Sow Gueye

  4. Nanga def Marame! Nice to find you, I was searching for how to say ‘Eid Mubarak’ in Wolof and up you popped. Alhamdulillah. I live in the south of Spain where there are plenty of Senegalese and Gambian people around, although it’s still pretty ghettoised here. You have a really interesting story so even though I’m not checking in on WordPress very often I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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