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Zara

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Just wanted to share
« on: October 10, 2006, 08:59:03 AM »


Had a new experience I wanted to share. Yesterday, I attended a conference on Leopold Sedar Senghor. He was a famous senegalese poet, the first black man to enter the Académie Francaise (guardian of french language).

There I was among people of the trade and it felt wonderful. I was a martian at an alien festival but it made me hope that one day I could be a speaker at one of those things -- well, I'll have to get published first...


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Re: Just wanted to share
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 09:11:34 AM »

Zara:

What a wonderful opportunity for you!  Sounds like you enjoyed it and that it was very beneficial to you as well.  Where was the conference held?

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 10:41:10 AM »

Cris,

The conference was at the François Mitterrand library in Paris (the biggest in France - That was a first too, I never set foot there before... It is huge) The conference was the final event closing the French speaking countries year.
I learned a lot on Senghor. Like a some people, I've heard of him before, knew about his accomplishments; yesterday, I discovered the Man.
The lesson here is : however great he was; he was just a man. But he made it. With hard word an determination he made it to places millions others would have liked to be.

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Re: Just wanted to share
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 01:07:49 PM »

These conferences can be so uplifting and inspiring! I wish you luck in fulfilling your dream/goal for being a speaker yourself!

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Re: Just wanted to share
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 08:39:15 PM »

Zara, sounds like a blast. May you one day become Leader Of All The Martians!

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 11:40:09 AM »

I'll try Penny. 

;D Daniel ;D Thanks you're great.
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