Video Duration 04 minutes 55 seconds
From: Between Us

West Africa: Voice of One’s Own

“There’s so much to be told about the stories here that you can only hear, I think, if you are also a minority.”

Growing up as a minority in Europe and the US meant that Al Jazeera’s West Africa correspondent, Nicolas Haque, had always felt a sense of “otherness.” But covering the French-speaking region made him realise he wasn’t alone in this experience.

Instead, he found a connection to a place and its people that went beyond words.

Based in Senegal, Haque takes us through his experience covering West Africa –  a region determining its own voice and identity, and in turn, helped him to find his own.