Mafe is a popular dish in West Africa, made with two parts happiness, one part sigh, and six parts unicorn glitter. My Senegalese friend invited me and two of my toubab friends to his house for lunch today, and it was awesome. Eating with my hands = love. It’s fun to squeeze the rice and get all messy. Yum. The company was pretty wonderful, too. I’m so lucky. I just am. That is all.
Rachael Cullins is a twentysomething American girl living in Dakar, Senegal, with her husband and two dogs. She blogs about her adventures in Senegal and travels elsewhere in West Africa. She will reside in Dakar until summer 2013, when she and her family will move to another foreign post as part of her husband’s career with the U.S. government. In addition to West Africa, she has traveled to France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Costa Rica and plans to continually add to that list.