Laila Le Guen

Laila Le Guen is a translator, editor and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an incredibly curious person equally bent on travelling and on more academic pursuits. Laila was in Benin as part of the Yorùbá Name project, which launched online in February 2016.

Last Day in Cotonou

Like every other morning since moving into this short-stay rental apartment, I wake up to the raspy voice of my neighbour admonishing her children while going about her morning chores in the backyard. I hear a rumble of dishes being …

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