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One of my more intelligent friends sent me a little more information on prayers that the most religious Muslims take part in. I thought it was interesting. “I was interested in your comment on the the mother who prayed. From what I understand the five prayers she is doing are the “salah.” The one in […]

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So a friend of mine wrote me an email with a bunch of questions he was curious to know about Senegal. He said I have covered the main points, but that he was curious to know about the “underground” Senegal, as he called it. I thought I would paste his email here so that I […]

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This is a picture of our “bonne”, or, maid. She too is gorgeous!! But then again, most everyone here is. As I mentioned before, it’s kind of weird having her around the house doing all the work, especially since she’s only 22.

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Friday night had my first uncomfortable experience. Moussou wanted me to go to a friend’s birthday party with her, but when I got there it was me and 30 Senegalese people. In principle this is not a bad thing – in fact, I kind of like surrounding myself with non-Americans. But, the entire night, not […]

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These are photos of “la maison des esclaves” (slave house) at Goree Island. The first picture was taken in one of the cells (this one, for well-behaved slaves, actually had small windows). They are so narrow, and 30 or so slaves would be packed in there like sardines. I can’t imagine the sanitary conditions were […]

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