Tag Archives: east africa

Mogadisho, I love you!

Hey-lo blogosphere! After being offline for almost 10 days, my uncle finally got internet installed in his crib, and I’m back! In many ways, not having internet for almost two-weeks forced me to branch out my comfort zone, and really interact with my cousins, aunts, and uncles – a blessing in disguise, if you will. […]

When female genital mutilation (FGM) and Western cultural ignorance collide

I hate reading about female genital mutilation (FGM) from Western media outlets. For those that don’t know, FGM  comprises “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. The often traumatizing procedure is concentrated in Africa (particularly 29 countries) and the Middle East, […]