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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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So i found out a really interesting story about my mama (through Moussou) which may at least partially explain my mama’s unkind and difficult personality. Apparently about 4 years ago, she was marabouted. See, here in Africa, there are religious leaders called marabouts. Sometimes they just give you prayers and sacrifices to do to obtain […]

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Ramadan is ending this week, either Thursday or Friday, depending on the moon (I love that!). It will end with a HUGE party, called Korite. That day, we will get up at 7am, and start eating. From what I understand, we won’t stop all day long. I guess this is to make up for all […]

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So one of the first things my Senegalese mom told me when we saw eachother after my Mauritania trip is that my fan broke while I was gone. Somehow it fell over and crashed into pieces. Great… No fan to sleep with. Let me tell you, it is impossible to sleep without a fan in […]

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