Zayd Charles ’21

Similarities and Differences: The roles of domesticated animals within French and Senegalese society

I did intensive online research on the various treatments of certain animals in African and Western societies. Specifically, I decided to focus on identifying the various similarities and differences in the roles that domesticated animals held in French and Senegalese society. By looking at the cultures and traditions, which shaped these perceptions, I was able to get a further understanding of the various distinctions that I found.

As a Senegalese immigrant living in a western country, this experience was pivotal in understanding some of the culture shock I first experienced coming to the U.S. Zayd Charles ’21