Tag: bossokô

11
Sep

Praise for the fastest grower (Bossoko, Guinea), February 2023

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,

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6
Jul

Tale (Bossoko, Guinea), February 2023

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,

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27
Jun

Women’s song for weeding (Bossoko, Guinea), February 2023

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

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30
May

Growing okra in Bossoko, Guinea, November 2021

I am talking about agriculture: the cultivation of okra. Before, we used to grow long-lasting crops. For reasons of climate change and lack of water, I turned to okra, which lasts only two months and two weeks. Okra is useful in the sense that we eat it fresh, dry, with rice, fonio, to (food made from cassava). Once ground, we

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27
Jan

Sougban: a medicinal plant with multiple virtues in Bossoko, Guinea, November 2021

I am talking about this plant which is called “Sougban” in our language because it is in danger of extinction due to climate change. Yet it is a very effective plant in the treatment of malaria. It treats stomach aches and certain skin infections, it facilitates childbirth for pregnant women and above all its leaves are delicious in sauce. That’s

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3
Dec

“Solar panels in Bossoko: an alternative to deforestation in Bokoso, Guinea”, November 2021

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

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20
May

“Bokossoni River in Bossoko”, (Guinea) – April 2021

“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

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