Somalia, Ernesto and Señor Cigala by Melissa Hunter Gurney

When Somalia was 15 she sat in a Mexican school house with 15 other pupils all in white button-down blouses and plaid skirts with knee-high navy blue socks. Her professor was called Señor Cigala or Profesor. Somalia’s classmates called her Lia with an accent on the “i” always making it sound as though what they wanted was urgent. On the 15th day of November Lia … Continue reading Somalia, Ernesto and Señor Cigala by Melissa Hunter Gurney