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Born in Conakry, Guinea |

As the daughter of a UNICEF employee, Fanta lived a transient childhood with most of the time spent in Africa.  In 2008, she left Ghana, came to Canada and did her schooling in Hamilton. Upon graduation she moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto where she is now studying Political Science and Peace, Conflict, & Justice Studies with a minor in French. She explains how her friends and social life are now in Toronto, a city that she is happy to call her “home base”.  In the future she would love to work at an embassy or for an international organization.

Toronto as Home 

Indigo Bookstore at Bay and Bloor is a special spot for Fanta.

“I love books and just being able to go somewhere and lose myself for a couple of hours is great and helps with the homesickness.”

The store feels like her second home. Fanta’s favourites are mystery and crime books so this is the section of the store where she can be found reading J.D. Robb’s “in Death” series.

Connection with the Past 

Fanta loves jewelry, and bracelets are something her mother, who now lives in Senegal, often sends her. This particular bracelet, that has her name on it, was given to her by her mother when they were travelling together to Guinea in 2011. She has lost and broken many bracelets over the years, but this one is special as it reminds her who she is and where she came from.

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