Day: March 1, 2020


Hi! I’m Somaneh Bouba, from Mali and Senegal. I live in Boston.MA with my wife and our three sons, two of whom are twin toddlers.



I survived congestive heart failure caused by a congenital heart condition and I am currently living with a HeartMate3 LVAD pump inside my heart while awaiting a heart transplant.



This wasn’t my plan. I’m an engineer, and in 2016, I founded an energy services company, back home in Senegal. That year, I traveled to the US as part of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. [...]
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Thankfully, we have a great African food restaurant next door, here in Boston.MA. At Safari African Food Restaurant, Rokhaya and Mohamed serve freshly made dishes that we enjoy just like we would at home. These delicacies help make my ‘medical exile‘ much bearable.



Food obviously goes beyond the body. The food from this restaurant helps me remain grounded, connected - soul, mind, and body. I am thankful for their good 'home food'. [...]
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