In collective cultures, we celebrate the hero among all the men in the village, the one who works the fastest and the best. He is the hero of the day. At home, in the evening, the reward for the hero is the head of the ram that has been killed for the community. The head is handed over to him,
Fatoumata Camara narrates : Ntoly kélén né Kablan va massakè lémé Wélé ni massakègbèrè léna diana Wéléna a démousso dina a dougnô kè o ma Massakè na adémousso wélé lala djélimousso démbaty tè, kata di adougnèkè massakè oma Djélimousso wélé tani kognô koura malôdia Ana massakè ako yen mekèla, akafô dini gnè, ko ni akafô, ko alélé kognô koura lé,
The women divide into two groups to weed the fields. The group that finishes first stops at the other end of the field to sing this song, celebrating their victory over the other group. Oh the lion, oh the weeding lion, This weeding lion is well in the bush If you’re a lion like us, Find me at the
My name is Mohamed Tounkara, citizen of Bossoko. The major difficulties we face in Bossoko here are water-related problems. We don’t have enough water and the place where we get water is very far away. As a result, our cultivable land is no longer as fertile as it used to be, which has a negative impact on yields, and we
I am Mamadi Keita. These solar panels are a relief for us because the ban on cutting wood of any size in the forest had created conflicts in the village. The solar panels have drastically reduced the use of wood, especially for lighting the houses. Today, with a panel, we at least have light in the house and in the
I am Drissa Camara from Damaro. I am the son of the village chief. Where we are, Damaro is here, everything starts here, everything is decided here. This is our palaver tree. Since these stones were put here years ago, all development actions are decided here, all decisions are taken by the elders since our great grandparents until now.
“This river is called “Bossokôni”, hence the name of the village of Bossokô. But today, one can neither wash clothes nor drink from it. Bossokô is engaged in artisanal gold mining. Despite the negative effect of climate change, the degradation of the environment of Bossokô is due to certain anthropic activities. This river is full of history, which tends to