Tag Archives: Hausa


Here in Niger, greetings are very important. You exchange bonjours, and then you are asked “ça va” (how are you). But it doesn’t stop there. Actually the “ça va” is just the warning shot, a shot across the bow, the … Continue reading

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A few more proverbs I have overheard. 1. One day the donkey and the mule were hanging out together, and the donkey had an idea: “Hey,” the donkey said to the mule, “lets pretend to be sick today so we … Continue reading

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Language matters

The more time I spend here at the hospital, the more I realize that I need to learn one of the local languages if I am going to really connect with people. Most of the patients and their families that … Continue reading

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