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For the rich only

It must have been late last year when I asked Amadou for his birthday. He had murmured a bit, not mentioning a particular date, stating that birthdays are for the rich only. I had respected his choice of not giving … Continue reading

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Jelle’s birthday party

Shortly after his arrival in Ségou, Jelle started talking about his upcoming birthday, making sure we would know the date. Hearing that for most Malian’s a birthday is of no importance at all, meaning they do not celebrate it, was … Continue reading

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