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PCV Ali in Africa writes: I知 having fun making Guinean men flustered and uncomfortable

PCV Ali in Africa writes:  I知 having fun making Guinean men flustered and uncomfortable

It gets really tiring to deal with sometimes. I also find myself taking up quite an attitude with any man who so much as says hi to me, but I知 enjoying being feisty with Guinean men. When my host mom痴 son (age 36) told me he wanted to marry an American, insinuating me, I told him 杜e too. I want to marry an American, too. Apparently this wasn稚 the response he was expecting. As Ben once told me, Guinean men aren稚 sure what to do with educated, independent women, so I知 having fun making them flustered and uncomfortable.


PCV Ali in Africa writes: I知 having fun making Guinean men flustered and uncomfortable

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Men in Guinea are very forward. More than one person in Ashley痴 village asked her to give me to them (as a wife because women are property more than anything else here). Last week Ben痴 best friend at site told him, 的l faut me donner Assiatou (you must give me Assiatou, which is my Guinean name). Ben痴 friend wanted to do a trade he壇 give Ben one of his sisters (a 14-year-old), and Ben would give him me. Notice how neither I nor this guy痴 sister were at all involved in this negotiation. Lovely. It gets really tiring to deal with sometimes. I also find myself taking up quite an attitude with any man who so much as says hi to me, but I知 enjoying being feisty with Guinean men. When my host mom痴 son (age 36) told me he wanted to marry an American, insinuating me, I told him 杜e too. I want to marry an American, too. Apparently this wasn稚 the response he was expecting. As Ben once told me, Guinean men aren稚 sure what to do with educated, independent women, so I知 having fun making them flustered and uncomfortable.




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