SE NO SE BI SE
By Jacky Yenga
This translates into “we are together” in Maka’a, a dialect from the East of Cameroon.
In my country, we say that a lot, usually at the time when we are leaving, as if to remind the other person that although we are no longer going to be with them physically, we are still together in spirit. It’s not just an expression, it’s a REAL and meaningful experience of togetherness. You KNOW that a person is speaking the truth when they say “we are together” as they leave, because it’s a reality that we collectively share and agree upon.