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Do You Know How to Pata Pata?

Do You Know How to Pata Pata?

Growing up in Sierra Leone, the tunes that floated through our home included the beautiful voice of Miriam Makeba. She was of the same generation as my papa and revered during a time when many countries in Africa were fighting for independence. Her lyrics about this struggle did not compute with...

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Let's Talk History

Let's Talk History

In a gated compound perched atop a hilly landscape stands a national historic landmark of Dalaba, Guinea. The Case à Palabre. Built in 1932 by Omar Yugo Bah, the then traditional chief of Dalaba, the Case à Palabre is a Fulani style circular building. The architecture is modeled after the...

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Where the Dirt Road Leads

Where the Dirt Road Leads

If you are familiar with the Djenné Series, you know that it is centered around the architecture of the Great Mosque of Djenné and market activity around it.  Though there is much to see and experience within the city limits, there was one day when I wanted to venture out...

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To Market, To Market

To Market, To Market

A visit to Djenné should include an exploration of the open market.  Occurring every Monday, the market is like a time warp back to the era of the trans-Saharan gold trade. Navigating through the shaded makeshift stalls is a delight to the senses.  Bright splashes of colored textiles, ceramics, metal...

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What's So Special About Djenne?

What's So Special About Djenne?

A brief introduction on Djenné and why it holds such a special place in my heart.

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