Friday, February 29, 2008


The other day I rode Napoleon on an outing to the neighbouring village of Diabolo with some friends who rode with Max in the carriage. On the way we happened upon a Bobo dog trader. The Bobo are a tribe who lives to the south, towards the border of Burkina Faso. On Mondays many Bobo come all the way from Bobo- Diolasso in Burkina to display their wares in the market in front of the Great Mosque of Djenne. The Bobo are often Christians, which makes them able to drink, should they wish to, and to eat meat which would be forbidden to Muslims. This Bobo has been roaming the country side buying up unwanted dogs one by one in the villages for a pittance. He is now on his way back to Burkina with his hapless pack where they will end up in a stew.

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