Originally published in the 6th issue of the Black Law Students Association (BLSAC) magazine.
In the West African culture, historical tradition is passed down orally through what are known in the Western world as griots. The griot is a repository of knowledge, and ensures that the lessons of one generation are passed down to the next.
It’s our pleasure as BLSAC members to be your griot, and share what we’ve learned from our experiences.
The Mende people refer to a griot as a jali, which comes from their word for “blood.” Make no mistake; there will be plenty of . . . [more]