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Old Friends and New Ones

Raven has been taking care of me in Bamako and helping me learn how to do life here. She and 3 month old Diaye make life in the capital look easy.
Back to Bamako

October 18th 2011
After two years, I've come back to West Africa. The first two weeks in Senegal were surreal. I just dived back into life African Peace Corps lifestyle as if I had never left. My French luckily reappeared. But within 24 hours there were people testing my Pular as well. This proved to be a bit more challenging to recall. But I was never fabulous at Pular, so it was really as if nothing had ... read more
Africa » Mali » District of Bamako » Bamako

Malian Flag The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in... ... read more
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