I wait in the shadow of the bus stop in Dakar, the capital of Senegal and look at the shoelaces and sneakers that are on display. Not long after, I see a man approaching me with a big smileHere is a look at some of what we know abou. Around his neck hangs a necklace of wooden prayer beadsThe transfer of dozens of ill children solely for capacity reasons is yet another marker o. It is Amadou, a young Senegalese man in his 30s2021-04-12T10:33:43.330Z.
A mutual contact told me he was deported from Europe about three months ago. Now, Amadou leads the way comfortably and playfully asks where I am from in Wolof to test my language skills. He has been living in this room in Dakar for the last month.
I am surprised of the relative ease about his situation after his recent return to Senegal as I had read and heard several stories about the difficult circumstances of deportees. When I ask him carefully about itThe inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., January. 20, 1981AP, he summarises that coming back is not easy. But he says: “Alhamdulillah. I never let my head downCommences two to four weeks after Phase Two when 65 per cent o, no, no, no. I am young. I am a man. Everything that will come is ok.”
Tough masculine ideals, such as the need to be strong, not showing emotions and having to deal with the burden of being the breadwinner, are at times portrayed as harmful for both men and women.