Category Archives: Love

8 March

‘You will be taking the day off tomorrow, won’t you?”, Ibrahim asked me on Monday. ‘Why would I be taking the day off tomorrow?”, I asked him in surprise. “I’m having a day off today.” The 8th of March always … Continue reading

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Worldpeace is possible!

It’s a thin line between love and hate. It’s a line that has been crossed by many. France and the French were in general not the most loved visitors of Mali. Shaking of the yoke of the colonial past had … Continue reading

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Being negative…

One of the attendants of the voodoo festival in Aneho is a man, who has painted his entire body in bright green with yellow and red decorations, presenting the Togolese flag. His act is quite a funny one. Or should … Continue reading

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Crocodile Country

Crocodiles… there is something about these huge reptiles that impresses me and fills me with immense respect, resulting in a desire to not disturb them! Crocodiles are considered sacred animals in several areas in West Africa. I know of some … Continue reading

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Little Mohammed

‘Monique! Monique!’ A little boy is running as fast as his short legs can go, while calling my name again and again. His big brown eyes express a mixture of pure surprise, happiness and disbelieve. Even though I am on … Continue reading

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Everybody’s courtyard

A neighbour at our courtyard left for Bamako not too long ago. He told us that he would be staying there for a while. Since he has the habit of staying up late and putting his TV out on his … 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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