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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuareg wannabe?

 
My friend and interpreter in Mali, Assoumane Maiga, and  the Tuareg veil he gave me, and taught me how to tie it. That was before I learned I was supposed to cover my face too. Most people prefer I cover my face.  I have been blessed to eat on the rooftop of his house in Bamako, and he has visited and dined in our house in Edmond. He is now a doctoral student at OSU, fluent in French, English, Bambara and other tribal languages. 
In reference to my previous posts.

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