Hello friends! I am Jordan, but in Senegal they have decided to bestow upon me the name “Amadou“. I live in Portland, Or., USA. I first visited Senegal in 2005 to visit my sister who was doing research on Gorée Island for Yale University’s archaeology program. My sister, who has since moved back to the United States was considerate enough to have married a Senegalese man, fortunately leaving me with a great Senegalese family and excuse to return to Senegal every couple of years. I enjoy sharing attaya among friends, eating ceebu jën with my bare hands (the right hand only of course) & kicking back with a plastic baggy of slushy bissap and some fresh beignet. I also enjoy being able to do all my shopping from the backseat of a taxi cab.
Please consider donating to my GoFundMe campaign. This website is my personal creation. There is no business or organization behind it. There is no staff. Just me. A man of modest means with a day job. I have recently fallen behind in my expenses — primarily rent — which keeps increasing every year even though my income does not. I have also been recently diagnosed with some medical conditions that require medication that I currently cannot afford. Among other life expenses that we all have to deal with. Getting back on track with my expenses will be a big help in getting me to a place where I can devote more time to the updating and maintenance of this site. I have considered ways of monetizing this site but ultimately want to keep access open and free. So, any size donation no matter how big or how small is greatly appreciated. And of course, I understand what it is like to be low-income so I welcome everyone to continue using my site whether you are able to donate or not! Peace & love.