Coming Out of Her Shell
Salwa has certainly come a long way since arriving on campus. She became involved in the International Club and now uses her experience to help others.
This summer, she is working in the English Department gathering information on alumni and building a better database to increase the effectiveness of outreach and promotion of the department. She also helps recruiting efforts by talking with students in Ghana about her Guilford experience and all the College has to offer.
Also this summer, with the funds she received from her Leahy Award, Salwa will work on her senior thesis research project, which involves comparing literary responses to freedom in postcolonial Nigeria and Ghana. She will be studying the works of authors from these countries who were producing work during the late 20th century.
Because most of the literature taught in the Ghanaian schools was British and Western, Salwa didn’t have much experience with literary works from Ghana or Nigeria. “I started wondering why I didn’t learn any African literature in an African country,” she says.