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Senegal, Republic of #203 (1961)

The Republic of Senegal (République du Sénégal), is a country in West Africa bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. 1,108 more words

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Senegal [French Colony] #146 (1935)

The French conquest of Sénégal in western Africa began in 1659 with the establishment of Saint-Louis followed by the French capture of the island of Gorée from the Dutch in 1677, but would only become a full-scale campaign in the nineteenth century. 2,346 more words

Stamp Issuers

Senegal Part III: Saint-Louis

After a couple of days in Latmingue, Natalie and I traveled to Saint-Louis, an old colonial city, the heart of which is located on a narrow island in the Senegal River.  204 more words

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Miðo waawi pulaar – I speak pulaar. ( seeda / buy) 

Includes 9 Competences & 4 Texts, Funny Pictures, Dialogues, Vocabulary, Phrasebooks, Grammar, Exercises, Cultural, Notes, Reference, Tables, Historical Background and Unsolicited Advice… 36,765 more words

Book Review - So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ

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It is not only the fact that this is the most deeply felt presentation of the female condition in African fiction that gives distinction to this novel, but also its undoubted literary qualities, which seem to place it among the best novels that have come out of our continent. 349 more words

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Sneaking food during Ramadan

Day 23 of Ramadan with one week left to go – coming down the homestretch, and not a moment too soon. During the month-long holiday, here in Sub-Saharan Africa where it’s 100 degrees on a cool day, people don’t eat or drink anything between 5:30am and 7:30pm; not a drop of water, not a lick of frozen hibiscus juice. 760 more words