Category Archives: Family Life

The streets belong to everybody

‘Did they ask you for permission?’ Ibrahim asks, returning home one day. ‘Permission? What for?’ I replied in surprise. ‘You’ll see’, he said when we walked to the courtyard gate. ‘Oh no, are they having another party?’, I asked noticing … Continue reading

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Not easy!

‘Look at that!’ Talouta’s finger is pointing outside to the women passing by in the pouring rain. It’s raining cats and dogs, neither one of us, nor any of the other people around, is even considering to leave our shelter … Continue reading

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Not easy!

‘Look at that!’ Talouta’s finger is pointing outside to the women passing by in the pouring rain. It’s raining cats and dogs, neither one of us, nor any of the other people around, is even considering to leave our shelter … Continue reading

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Ceremonial offering

Bleating sheep are walking the street, pulled and pushed by men and children. Tabaski, the annual Muslim celebration with ceremonial offering, will take place tomorrow. Hearing the sounds of the sheep I’m wondering if they are aware of the fact … Continue reading

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Fintigila

About 50 kilometers from Ségou, right at the Bani river, in the countryside, is where the village of Fintigila is situated. A hidden treasure not yet affected by modern times. The nearest school is in the next village. Too far … Continue reading

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Change!

Mali over the centuries and decades has managed to keep a lot of its cultural heritage and is still very much a so called authentic country. However things are – and will be – changing here too. Malians devour first … Continue reading

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Good news!

‘I have good news’, Moussa informed me by phone ‘the wife has given birth!’ That sure is good news, especially when both mom and child, a daughter in this case, are doing fine. ‘In previous times not everybody was happy … Continue reading

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