Citations : C. goes Africa

C goes to Africa

Voici quelques citations du blogue « C. goes Africa« , écrit par une Allemande qui a travaillé six semaines au Cameroun. Elle parle de Garou (!), de l’exode des cerveaux, de…

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C. goes Africa :

  • You need to see with your own eyes. There´s nothing to fear, just to experience.
  • traffic a pure chaos of cars, motorbikes, people.. no driving without courage and a horn
  • Also when forced to stop by the street lights children and men coming up selling tissues or sweets. Everybody´s trying to make money selling anything which can be sold or offering his duties in carrying anything for a couple of CFA.
  • Besides they´re normal teenagers having pubertary debates with their ‘unfair’ parents, gathering thousands of shoes, being busy with their hair and falling for Garou´s shining blue eyes and unbearable romantic music, if not distracted by TV.
  • I met people who really have not much more than what they carry but who received me as friend and family member. I experienced life which is hard but people who never surrender and welcoming every day gratefully. I saw a lands which are rich in all variety of nutritive and productive plants.
  • Anarchy rules this country. Pure anarchy. Everybody does what he wants and tries to get a piece of the cake. Corruption is prosperous. Actually a quite sad situation. Which maintains itself in a vitous circle. The government doesn´t show any interest in changing anything or developing the country and unfortunately the intelligent force of the society is leaving for better opportunities abroad. Brain drain is reality.
  • And even on my last days I turned wild and took a motorbike taxi home – which in fact is one of the life-sickest things one could do in Douala. (- which also stated the driver by commenting he´d never ever seen a white person climbing on a motorbike.)

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