Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Independence Day

 On the 22nd of September  54 years ago Mali gained its independence. This event is always celebrated all over Mali  by the administration, and Djenne is no exception: the Mairie and  The Prefecture  stage  a show in the square in front of the Mairie  and  numerous sections of Djenne civil society file past the stand of the dignitaries while the most comely of the maidens in each group perform a dance and place their gifts in front of the Prefect.   The Bozos lay down their fish, the butchers file past  with a selection of meat... the masons bring a miniature model of a Djenne gate in mud,


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