The first important thing to know about is who KALIFA is.Before saying something bad about me just come ask me. I’m a good person and I respect everyone. I am an African and I was born in MALI and my mother is Malian and my father also. All my family come from Mali and I was born on 8/29/1999 in BAMAKO. That’s the capital of my country. Now I’m in the USA with my dad and my mom and brother and sister and I’ve been here for like 3 years now. I really want to be a doctor after school 2 years of college. I am really good at the Math and science i get that way is because of my dad cause he push me to study everyday after school and also he’s a Math teacher and he teach me and my brother and my sister. Like I say I want to be a doctor after 2 years of college.

The biggest way in my life changed when i immigrated is the English. I remember like 2 years ago I didn’t know how to speak English but in my other school it was one of my friends who helped me about anything that I don’t know because she speaks French and also when I go home I read the books every day. Even now my English is not perfect but I’m thinking my best that was the big part of my immigration in USA.  I gave up everything before coming here my mother is in Mali and my grandmother I already lost my grandfather and I have too many friends and I’m here with my father and aunt and sisters.

I feel bad about the languages I speak. I really don’t like French like that because is like a lot different thing in French but for me I like English more than French and also French is difficult for me. I also speak Bambara, and I understand Fulani.

The injustice I had was one day I was with my friends we went in their storage room and one of them told me to wait for him outside and so he went to sell some of his things. When he was gone, the police came and found me there. They thought I was doing bad stuff with him, so they took me into the station and called my dad. They didn’t arrest me, so I was lucky. But after that I stopped working with that guy.

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November 28, 2018 5:10 am

I liked how you started it off with “before saying something bad to say about me just come ask me”, it says a lot about you, and seems that you are an honest and understanding individual. This is something I can respect. I truly enjoyed learning about your life and where you come from. I am glad that you have been focused and motivated in your readings and learning English. Learning English is such a great accomplishment and you’ve already come so far. This article discusses the positives of knowing more than one language and I think you would enjoy it.

November 27, 2018 9:33 pm

Kalifa, thank you for sharing this aspect of your life with me. It was a very interesting read learning about your heritage and how you overcame a language barrier. I read an article the otherday explaining how learning good languages is good exercise for your brain. Here is the link if you are interested: ( )
I look forward to reading what you have to say in the future.

November 27, 2018 9:29 pm

Kalifa, thank you for sharing this aspect of your life with me. It was a very interesting read learning about your heritage and how you can

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