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These are some of my best friends here. In the first picture, my friend Stephanie is posing with Lamine. Lamine is the cousin of my friend Makha (in the second picture), whom I spend a lot of time with. Both Lamine and Makha are baayfalls (which I’ve written about), which explains why they both have […]

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So, last week I went to a village called Njaygen in the Louga region, near St. Louis. It was a very peaceful week, but tiring at the same time. It was peaceful because there was a lot of sitting around, efforts to speak Wolof, ataaya drinking, and dancing. The tiring part was that we were […]

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Just wanted to mention that I posted some more pictures, this time of Toubab Diallo. I received the pictures from Sahnah, and so, even though they are about 2 months old, I thought I’d post a couple. I placed them back with the entry on Toubab Diallo. Go to September archives, and you’ll find them.

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Korite officially marks the end of Ramadan. There was some disagreement as to when the end was supposed to come, because apparently Korite should only come with the new moon. I remember Wednesday night looking up at the sky to see if the moon was there or not – I couldn’t find it. But apparently […]

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