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He loves The Gambia: Harry Marshall is the only white boy in Brusubi Upper Basic School
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He loves The Gambia: Harry Marshall is the only white boy in Brusubi Upper Basic School

Harry Marshall is an 11-year-old British boy that moved to The Gambia in 2012. He had to learn how to fit in, how to deal with the sensation of being the only white boy in his school.

According to him, he started visiting the country at the age of four with his parents. Harry said: “Some acquaintances told my parents about The Gambia.”

Harry is the only white boy in his school, Brusubi Upper Basic School.  Why did his parents choose a public school? Well, he said: “I want to mix with Gambians and learn the local languages.”

The 11-year-old is from Lancashire in North West England. According to him, he loves The Gambia because the people are friendly.

“I love the sun and the people. In England, no one says hello. The last time I went back, I walked passed a man and said hello and he was very surprised.”

Harry, who is seemingly very popular in Brufut, told What’s On-Gambia that he doesn’t mind being called toubab. He said: “I don’t mind if you say toubab, I just say hello. A lot of people around Brufut know me.”

The Lancashire boy is now learning to speak Mandinka. It is the most common local language in the area where he lives with his parents.

He spends some of his free time getting to know Gambians, playing football with the boys living in his Brufut neighbourhood.

Harry's favorite Gambian food is tapalapa with chocolate!

 

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