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Fête de Travail

Happy Labor Day from Cameroon! Yes, you might think it strange that we celebrate Labor Day in May here, but actually, the United States is much stranger for celebrating in September, because the first of May is actually is Labor Day in most places in the world. The United States is the oddball who chose September, in order to still celebrate labor without fear of appearing communist to the rest of the world. (Just one of the many ways we like to be “exceptional.”)

Part I: Preparation and petits. My health center decided to cook a big meal for all the grands (aka important men) in my town. And when I say we, I mean the Chef du Centre decided and then the women cooked. (Except me, of course, white people don’t know how to cook, obviously.)

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She liked to put fish on her head.

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Part II: When everyone discovered I had a camera and wanted to take a hundred photos of themselves, but also with me, the token nasara. Also includes chickens.

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Note: I’m getting a lot better at not smiling in photos.

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My counterpart, Moussa, and family.

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Attempts at a family photo.

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