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what's to eat

frou frou, or millet flour beignets, served here with a street-side morning dish of slow-roasted lamb in a green sauce with fried, sweet plantains. 21 more words


on upheaval

a good friend used to tell me, in the words of her father: The only thing constant is change.

there are people who crave change, and others who crave consistency, and then people like me who are repelled by… 661 more words


No-Rain November

Bonjour mes amis!

It’s halfway through November already, and I already miss the rain. The red laterite dust that blankets the ground here in Mali really does blanket everything. 517 more words



Bamako was one of the influences of the Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

Photo : VOGUE.fr 24 more words


RFI and Voice of America learn Manding

African languages such as Swahili and Hausa have a long history of being used by foreign broadcasters such as the BBC, Radio France International (RFI) and Voice of Russia (formerly known as Radio Moscow). 1,407 more words

A brighter future is not to be

It had been over twenty years since I’d been to Mali. Now, in 1995, what would I find?

In 1972, the airport crowd was sparse. We relinquished our passports to the customs official and waited. 288 more words


what's to eat

dibi sogo: freshly roasted lamb purchased on the road. seasoned with piment and salt, tossed with grilled onions.