A trip to Bili

From 1993 to 1995, I (Ken) lived in the town of Bili, in the northwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (at the time known as “Zaire”). The sojourn left an indelible mark on my life, which I remember with great fondness.

Recently, Heather Pubols traveled to Bili with Marie Yalemoto in order to visit the Mono language community. She did a splendid job of documenting the trip on her blog. It brought back a flood of memories as I viewed the postings. Below are links to the blog entries. If you only have time to read one, read “It Takes a Village.”

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Get Ready for a Real Road Trip–Congo-Style
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/04/get-ready-for-a-real-road-trip-congo-style/

On the Way to Bili
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/09/on-the-way-to-bili/

A Grand Arrival
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/14/a-grand-arrival/

Many Monos
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/17/many-monos/

It Takes a Village
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/20/it-takes-a-village/

Church in Bili
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/04/24/church-in-bili/

Reading Your Mother Tongue
http://www.thepubols.com/2012/11/08/reading-your-mother-tongue/

Singing In Mono
http://www.thepubols.com/2013/02/27/singing-in-mono/

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