Expats in Burkina Faso - Interviews With People Living And Working In Burkina Faso

Expatriates who are living and working in Burkina Faso describe what life is like for them in this West African nation. In the expat interviews we have here, read about what foreigners may perceive to be unusual practices, but which are really just normal goings-on there.

Previously known as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso achieved independence from France in 1960. Social, economic, and political problems are rampant, but through them all, the local population maintains a view that the glass is "half full." There are many scenic and historical sites to visit, and the people celebrate life and culture with events like art and film festivals

Children's author living on the edge of the Sahara Desert

UK expat Stephen lives with his wife in Djibo, Burkina Faso, so close to the alluring yet forbidding Sahara Desert. This young author of children's literature describes the joys and challenges of living in that part of Africa, and his admiration for the Fulani people, their language, and their culture. He also shares with us some tips on adjusting to the local customs. Stephen Davies - children's author