My Cameroonian Thanksgiving: Celebrating African Style

Hello friends and family!

So as you all know, Thanksgiving was last week and I was here in Cameroon celebrating my own version of it. On Wednesday, I attended a choral concert at the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon in Bastos, and it was an amazing experience. They even sang a song I love and know very well from high school choir, known as Baba Yetu Yetu. They also had a special guest from Douala who came to sing a song of Prayer for Cameroon because of the current crisis, while celebrating his birthday and his anniversary. I’ve posted videos of the songs below, so please make sure to check them out!

On Saturday, I met with my family from Cameroon at a party, and I enjoyed meeting so many relatives that I knew by name not face, and that I never even knew I had. My favorite part of the evening was realizing that some of us had similar facial features, and learning to speak the language of Douala from my grandmother’s side of the family. I even also realized that Disney is right, it really is a small world because many of my family members knew Professor Dze Ngwa, the director of ANICHRA and my internship advisor, and also knew my friends and host family members. I also was blessed to speak with my mother’s family in the States through video chat last week, and getting to see all their faces felt like home away from home.

This past weekend, I went to a wedding for the teacher of our dance class, and it was a great experience. I want to wish a public congrats to him and his new wife, and there are pictures and videos of the event below. Also, another person who got married privately is the program coordinator of SIT, our very own Serge Atangana. Félicitations à vous Monsieur! His photo is also featured below.

Lastly, I would like to inform you that I have a new fundraiser for the school supplies for the school that I worked with for my project on refugees, so please check out the link for that below to donate. Also, feel free to share it! Thank you for joining me this week, and check back for more posts soon!




Processed with VSCO with m5 preset
Processed with VSCO with m5 preset





One response to “My Cameroonian Thanksgiving: Celebrating African Style”

Leave a Reply to Alain Makondo Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s