BALOBESHAYI

African Women Voices

Maman D’Afrique in Istanbul

Today I met an extraordinary strong woman in Istanbul.

Her name Mousso and she is originally from Senegal but arrived in Istanbul a couple of years ago. I don’t want to tell you all about her story, because you’ll hear about it in the documentary I’m working on, (IN)VISIBLE CITIES.
What I do want to say about though is that she is young, has one child waiting for her back home and has been working since she was 12 during her studies. She’s not hopeless, helpless and weak as media portray Africans. She has lost everything and yet offered us two meals. Not only to us but to other people who are new to the city.

doing something is better than doing nothing

She told me.
I found her magnificent and strong and I’m sure you would have had the same impression of you had met her.

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3 comments on “Maman D’Afrique in Istanbul

  1. Uwera
    7 May 2014

    Thank you for sharing her story.

    Uwera

  2. oogenhand
    30 March 2015

    Reblogged this on oogenhand.

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