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Dakar: Un colloque sur la pensée et l'écriture le 27 octobre 2016

Après le succès du colloque « Penser et écrire l’Afrique aujourd’hui », qu’Alain Mabanckou a organisé le 2 mai au Collège de France, les plus grands penseurs du continent se retrouveront au Sénégal. Du 27 au 29 octobre à Dakar, puis les 30 et 31 à Saint-Louis, Felwine Sarr et Achille Mbembe réuniront une vingtaine d’intellectuels d’expression française, dont les romanciers Alain Mabanckou, Boubacar Boris Diop, Léonora Miano et Lydie Moudileno, les historiens Mamadou Diouf et Françoise Vergès, les philosophes Yala Kisukidi et Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Durant ces « Ateliers de la pensée », soutenus par la Fondation Rosa Luxemburg, le Gœthe-Institut et l’Institut français, les chercheurs alterneront séances de travail à huis clos et échanges avec le public. Objectif : « construire des outils pour comprendre les mouvements de population et les migrations, les situations minoritaires résultant des héritages postcoloniaux, les effervescences religieuses, le racisme, la quête de nouvelles

Salif keita - Kalabancoro

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One afternoon with the Massa people

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The Massa who are often called « Banana » live on the flood plains bordering the middle course of the Logone River about 155 miles south of N’Djamena. In the 70’s, there were about 75 000 Massa in Cameroon and about 50 000 in the Republic of Chad. More recent statistics released by The Joshua project give an estmate of about 488 000 accross the world. Joyful moments The Masa build their enclosures on land above the flood line and keep their cattle near their huts only during dry season. In rural areas, they live by farming, fishing and raising livestock. They have a balanced diet, which is rare in the center of the savanna. The principal agricultural product is quick-growing red sorghum, which is grown on level ground during the rainy season. Millet, sorghum requiring transplanting peanuts, rice, beans and peas are subsidiary products. Fishing is carried on all year round in the Logone and its tributaries. When the floods subside, the men organize fishing expeditions in th

One afternoon with the Massa people

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The Massa who are often called « Banana » live on the flood plains bordering the middle course of the Logone River about 155 miles south of N’Djamena. In the 70’s, there were about 75 000 Massa in Cameroon and about 50 000 in the Republic of Chad. More recent statistics released by The Joshua project give an estmate of about 488 000 accross the world. Joyful moments The Masa build their enclosures on land above the flood line and keep their cattle near their huts only during dry season. In rural areas, they live by farming, fishing and raising livestock. They have a balanced diet, which is rare in the center of the savanna. The principal agricultural product is quick-growing red sorghum, which is grown on level ground during the rainy season. Millet, sorghum requiring transplanting peanuts, rice, beans and peas are subsidiary products. Fishing is carried on all year round in the Logone and its tributaries. When the floods subside, the men organize fishing expeditions in th