Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fruits and veggies, mine and yours…

How lucky I am that Ibrahim found me a beautiful house right at the river! And on top of that the house comes with a nice garden with an abundance of fruit trees: lemon, papaya, orange and even guava. It … Continue reading

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The Great Crossing

‘Monique, the Great Crossing is scheduled for the day after tomorrow’, was Ibrahim’s message when he called me on Thursday evening. Once a year the Peul herdsmen from Diafarabé and its surrounding villages choose a day to cross the river … Continue reading

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If I were a carpenter…

If I were a carpenter And you were a lady Would you marry me anyway Would you have my baby Malian craftsmen… in only one month time I’ve gathered enough stories on them to fill a few pages. The kind … Continue reading

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Chicken the Malian way

Considering the circumstances many chicken in the western world have to spend their lives, you could say that a chicken is quite lucky to be born in Mali. They can go wherever and whenever they want to, eat whatever is … Continue reading

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Don’t cry, don’t cry..!

One of the differences between the West and Mali is how we deal with emotions. Even though not everybody in the West is feeling comfortable when someone cries, most people do understand that crying is a way of expressing ourselves … Continue reading

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What comes to you on a Friday…

When the Universe takes on a job, all your needs have already been taken care of! Realizing that I was going to spend lots of time in Mali in the near future, I decided that I’d really like to have … Continue reading

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