He received his BA in teaching English as a Second Language in Mali and earned his Master's Degree from the University of Utah in Comparative Literature before returning to work as a consultant in a number of different capacities in Mali including: USAID, Peace Corps, British Embassy, United Nations.
Through shared facebook friends Demba met his wife Amy, who was raised in Maine. They have come to Maine (2016) to raise their young son. Demba is currently teaching French at Southern Maine Community College.
Music: "Wari" by Habib Koite