african_woman.jpgHello everyone!

I am an African woman born and raised in Senegal, West Africa, currently living in America, and through my many travels and exposure to various cultures, I consider myself a citizen of the world. I write all things African, Black and Woman.

As a woman, a mother, a wife, and a professional, this blog is my dream of an Afrocentric magazine, one that  would build a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world, one that would spark pride, joy and drive in all people, not in spite, but precisely because of their differences.

So, in the tradition of hospitality of my native Senegal’s “Teranga” (“Teranga” means hospitality in Wolof, one of the many native languages spoken in Senegal), I welcome you to stop by, be informed, inspired or entertained for a moment, and leave us a token of your presence before you go…

Thank you! Dieuredieuf! Merci!


This blog is dedicated to the memory of my dear sister AWA YOLANDE DIALLO, gone too soon, but always remembered…


Love Always,

Miss Awa.



19 comments for “About

  1. Mamie Dia
    April 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm


    Je suis tellement emue pour ton blog…je ne sais quoi ecrire, mais Awa restera toujours dans nos memoires et surtout nos prieres.

    Je te felicite.

    A bientot

    • May 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Salut Mamie,
      ca fait plaisir, je pensais ke personne ne lisait ce blog…lol…Ce sont mes delires perso, mais toujours a la memoire de notre chere Awa, elle me motive dans tout ce que je fais.
      J’espere que ca va pour toi, et toute ta famille.
      Plein de bisous,

  2. July 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Ah a beautiful name “Keur Aawa”, je viens d’entrer donc Bismillah…ready set go to dive in:)

  3. annabibi
    July 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I am touched by the title and how you relate it to the most important value in life: Teranga. In fact hospitality in Senegal is a celebration. May Awa rest in peace.

    • July 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Thank you, sweet Anna Bibi! Teranga is truly ours…Much Love, SO.

  4. Helton
    September 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Very nice and congras….wish you the best

    TonTon de la Bijou

    PS: don’t forget a brother when “Vogue-Magazine” gets a hold on this…..

    • keurawa
      September 25, 2012 at 1:37 am

      Thanks Hel, I hope so! Merci tonton de la Bijou!

  5. Amina
    October 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    je viens juste de voir cette page et quel beau cadeau de nommer ce blog a la memoire de ta soeur.
    Je te souhaite une tres bonne continuation et de tres belles aventures/decouvertes :)

    p.s: j’etais emue quand tu as partage “my flaws more than my accomplishments make me who I am”. How humbling and beautiful!

    • keurawa
      October 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Amina! I hope wherever she is, she is reading me too…and yes, I have to get inspired by my flaws, for every quality, I have at least two of these suckers lolll

  6. Carmen
    November 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Super le blog. Une pensée spéciale pour Awa en ce jour anniversaire. May she rest in peace. God bless you all.

    • keurawa
      November 8, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Merci Carmen! Une forte pensee pour Awa toujours! Bisous a toi et toute la familia Carmen! Much love. Solange.

  7. caroline
    December 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    coucou! solange very inspiring and touching , bon courage.
    Blessings to your family.

    • keurawa
      December 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

      Merci Caro! Bisous a toi et a ta belle petite famille aussi! Signe “troutrou” lol

  8. Isatou
    January 14, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Hi Solange,
    I just landed on this site through a link sent by my sister Jai about the whole Khess Petch campaign/fiasco. I feel I’ve found a kindred spirit in you (born in The Gambia, global citizen/cultural nomad, mother, wife and all-round passionate person). I look forward to reading more from you.

    • keurawa
      January 15, 2013 at 5:07 am

      Hi Isatou! Thank you so much for your kind words and your encouragement. I am humbled by your words, and am so happy to count you as kindred spirit and reader. I hope you stop by often, and look forward to speaking more with you on this forum. Dieuredieuf!

  9. MPM
    June 22, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Fière de ton initiative (bien que je ne te connaisse pas) car les articles sont intéressants, tu nous fais découvrir des citoyens du monde et parce que sénégalaise, femme et immigrée comme toi, je suis fière que tu fasses entendre “notre” voix et celle des autres (tous genres confondus et de tous les coins du monde)! Bonne Route!

  10. November 16, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I’ve just found your blog and love it! I grew up in Cote d’Ivoire and have lived in Senegal for five years. I love learning more about Senegalese fashion and have spent loads of time reading your posts today. Thanks for sharing your insights with us!

    • November 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Hi Khady! Thank you so much, Dieureudieuf, this blog is my labor of love and I’m so honored that you are enjoying it! I just visited your blog as well, and how you remind me of home, I love it! Take good care, and please come back to visit!

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