Ewa Nowicki

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Ewa Nowicki festival promo pictureMy Guinean Family by Ewa Nowicki (age 9)

Last year I went to Guinea with my family. When I told my teachers I was going to go to Africa, they said, maybe you could write a little journal and take some photos to show us when you come back, so I did that. It was like a little challenge from my teachers. It was fun because it was the first time, I was taking photos with a Fuji Instax camera on my own. The photos are of my family and places I went to, and there are pictures of me doing stuff.

I like Guinea because there is always nice, warm weather. I like it because most of my family is there, and I can see the family that I haven’t seen in a long time. For example, my cousin Binta – the last time I saw her, she was just a baby, and now she is all grown up. It’s cool because it is like a big community, which allows me to see my family more often. I would either go to Binta’s house, or Binta would come to us to my grandma’s house, and we would play, and play, and play with Mandela, Thierno, and Amadou. I really like the family atmosphere over there.

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