Sunday, June 09, 2013

When the Great Mosque, which lies a stone’s throw away from the Library, is plastered, it is a great Djenne Festival. Everyone takes part and everyone gets messy and covered in mud. But any other building in Djenne is plastered by the masons, often  with the help of the talibes from the Koran schools. This is the case here, with Grand Marabouts de Djenne Yelfa (right,) one of our two  library archivists and well known to readers of this journal by now,  and Hasseye Traore,  President of  the Djenne Manuscript Library management committee  taking a supervisory role only  while Yelfa’s talibe’s do the dirty work. 



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