A Senegalese, Tourist Guide in NYC (1)

February 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

From the shore of West Africa to the Eastern borders of The United States of America, I came to share stories. This means sharing my passion for New York City with the people who want to discover it while not losing my roots. Just like me, many griots in Senegal has passed along stories, legends of passed times and still do beautifully. There are many ways NYC is the best place for it. I always feel I am a part of the big colorful puzzle that makes the city unique. It amazes me how people are so friendly and open minded. You can't help it but join in and not mind not being the centerpiece yet an important piece. There is no New York without new things, new places, new flavors, new thoughts, new people. It's an ordinary place with extraordinary people. The beauty of the city that never sleeps is awakened in all of us. Each look brings us to a new beginning. Angles and spaces open for all kinds of adventures. It only takes a little notion of what one observes to find oneself in a whole new world with miles of marvel. The history of New York is inevitably linked to many francophone countries especially France since one of the most recognized heritage of the city itself was a French gift made by two French: "The Liberty Enlightening The World" (statue of liberty). Senegal was a colony of France until 1960 when it gained independence. Let's precise I wasn't born yet. In the country of Hospitality, Senegal, I was born and raised. The school I went to was a mini melting pot of its own with people from so many different background, I was educated to embrace all people no matter how we think differently. So there is the beginning of my story which I hope to continue sharing here using letters and pixels. 

Ibrahima DialloIbrahima


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