For the sake of ending the conversation, I respond, “.” (“Yes, I have a husband”) in the local Wolof language.
Now that I’ve been here three months, I’ve gotten pretty accustomed to men frequently asking me if I’m married.
First it’s important to realize that being married at 20 here, especially in the rural areas, is completely normal.
So culturally speaking, it is quite possible that I could be married.
The Ghanaian awarded South Africa a controversial penalty in the original Group D encounter.
The only thing I found annoying (being married to a Senegalese woman myself) is walking around in the street, and having people look at you because you’re a mixed couple.
Sitting in the park one Sunday afternoon, two friends and I were approached by a nice Senegalese man who was “very happy to meet us today.” It was definitely one of the most awkward conversations I’ve had here as he kept speaking English, but didn’t really have much to say except, “You have husband? S., we leave things like this to chance.”) In Senegal, this has to be true. Let me also mention that in Senegal, polygamy is completely acceptable and what most men choose to do.
Being polygamous allows men to have multiple wives, which in turn means multiple families.
” or white Westerner to the Senegalese), I’ve had to learn to ignore obsessive attention from Senegalese men.
I’m frequently asked if I have a husband, a question that I would never get during a two-minute conversation as a 20-year-old in the United States.