August 13, 2004

On being harassed in the streets

This is a really interesting article about the harassment that an American tourist encounters in Dakar. I have to deal with the same type of thing every time I go out (I once ventured in the same market place but had to retreat quickly because I was attracting unwanted attention). My co-workers, all Senegalese, tell me that it will get better with time as I build confidence and shine an aura of "I'm-not-a-tourist-I really-live-here".

Hope it's true.

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