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Although I was Somali and Muslim just like everyone else, it seemed as though everything about me screamed “not from here."
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Enter the Rooti doll, which also features European and Eastern European models. The African version presents a variety of skin shades and hair types that definitely surpass the options available for, say, a "Just Like You" American Girl Doll.
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Oct 9, 2012 at 10:30am | 27 comments

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During one rare opportunity to spend the night at a friend’s house, her father said something that stuck with me for years. “You need to eat all your dinner. There are people in Bassey’s family who don’t get anything to eat. Isn’t that right, Bassey?”
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Mar 15, 2012 at 2:00pm | 80 comments

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The most notable emotion that African travel conjures up for folks in the US seems to be fear. Especially if the traveler is a woman.