Monday, September 04, 2006

Sophie with the DOGOTIGE of TAMACHO-DAGA, a Bozo encampment of 17 families at a day's pinasse jouirney north of Segou, on the river Niger.
The 'dogotige' is the village chief- when one arrives at a village in West Africa, the first thing one does is to visit the dogotige. Mungo Park did the same in 1795, when he passed by here- he calls them 'dooty' in his fascinating diaries. Posted by Picasa


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