Stories

Go on a Journey with Sanda

Sanda

The Girl with the Magical Smile

2019

On an island in the middle of Lake Victoria, a yearly cultural tradition is about to take place: young girls will practice the generations-old art of teeth carving as they come of age.

Sanda, a young girl who’s held onto her joyful spirit in spite of her abusive aunt Nandele, is eager to participate in the festivities. She wants not just any carving, but a life-changing experience—a new smile of her own, one whose carved teeth will make her brave and beautiful.

And so, she sets out with her best friend and cousin Mune, in a journey that will teach her the value of the most important kind of beauty—beauty from within.

About Sabina

A Little About Me

Sabina Mugassa Bingman, who also goes by “Sabby,” was born and raised in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, the tenth of eleven children. From a very young age, she enjoyed spending time with and telling stories to her nephews and nieces. She moved to the US in 1999 and graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul with a master’s degree in Management Information Technology. She currently works as a Microsoft Windows server administrator.

Sabina enjoys serving in toddlers’ and babies’ classes at her local church. Her hobbies include running, listening to music, reading, writing, watching movies, and cooking. She and her husband Christopher are proud parents of two wonderful children, seven-year-old daughter Malaika and five-year-old son Kai. They reside in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

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Past Events

Interview: Women of the World: Stories of Beauty Within
Twin Cities Natural Hair & Beauty Expo

Sun August 11th, 2019 (11am – 6pm)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast

13339 Industrial Blvd. NE Minneapolis, MN

 
Twin Cities World Refugee Day

Sun July 14th, 2019 (2pm – 7pm)

Loring Park

1382 Willow St. Minneapolis, MN 55403

 
Voice of America Radio Interview (Swahili)

May 20th, 2019

 
Book Launch Party

February 23th, 2019

We had a great launch party and I am thankful to all who attended.

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