Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sam and Yams

This is Sam.  He is from Nigeria.  

Sam is explaining to us that A) American yams are half as large as Nigerian yams, and B) he had to pay 42 yams (Nigerian ones, at that) to his wife's family, plus some goats and other worldly possessions in order to be allowed to marry her.

Sam is looking for a saxophone to take back to Nigeria, if anyone knows where he can find a free or really, really-reduced-rate one.  

What is Sam doing over here, anyway?
He is on a 6-month fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture here in Kansas, doing research on post-harvest handling of grain.

When he is not working, he tells us funny stories about army ants and yams and other Nigerian wonders.

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