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The hunger for revenge

‘Monique, where are you? Are you at home? Are you planning to come into town?’ Willemien’s questions are following one another. Responding on me working at home, she tells me it might be wise to stay there. ‘There’s a huge … Continue reading

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A thief

Entering a bus station in the early morning recently, I was surprised to see a man lying on the ground right in the middle of the huge courtyard. His belly on the sand, that started to warm up by the … Continue reading

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City of lights

We are living in times of great changes. Changes that happen on all levels, both in the inner and the outer world. A visiting friend mentioned being very surprised to see the duality in Malian everyday life. While people are … Continue reading

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I’ll take you to the police

Quite a number of times I’ve heard people say that they would take someone to the police and have him imprisoned. At first I thought it was kind of a joke, but no, they were really serious about it. There … Continue reading

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France au revoir

‘Monique, you need a good France au revoir’, Ibrahim tells me. I look at him with a huge question mark expression on my face. ‘A what?’, I ask him. ‘A France au revoir!’ he repeats. We had seen almost every … Continue reading

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