Xeni: on the road in West Africa for a few weeks.

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7 Responses to “Xeni: on the road in West Africa for a few weeks.”

  1. Takuan says:

    what a silly question.

  2. Bloo says:

    While enjoying yourself, coverage of soukous (sp.?) and other up-beat West African music would be fun, too!

  3. TheAuthor says:

    Green with envy, color me. I hope Angelique Kidjo is in Benin whilst you’re there, you can catch her awesome, multilingual concert act. She may even do a song in Fon, her native tongue, or her Swahili version of African-standard: Malika. And if you hit Burkhina Faso, you can peruse Africa’s best tribal mask market and pick out a few oldies with patina for your walls. A purification rite mask perhaps. I’m sure you’ve got Mali, the Dogan and the army of West African musicians and Griots that practice their art in the region on your list. We’re expecting fabulous pics and wonderful stories. Don’t let us down. My own post on African music is here: http://popimpulse.blogspot.com/2007/07/afropop-music-from-mother-africa.html

  4. wolfiesma says:

    What about a story on deforestation? What are some economically viable alternatives? Are there wildlife preserves that protect habitat? What are the economics of habitat preservation. Oh, and textile factories would be cool. Are there industries that westerners could support or do tarrif issues make these things non-starters? Anyway, have a good, safe trip and we’ll look forward to the stories you bring back.

  5. IamInnocent says:

    Great news Xeni!

    This could redefine the expression ‘wonderful things’: the African continent is more foreign, surprising even astonishing at time than any other at the present for a Westerner, especially since we don’t hear about the life there very much.

    The best for you on that occasion.

  6. SherryArt says:

    Have a wonderful trip. We visited some remote villages in Northern Cameroon where people had been living the same way for 500 years like Rhumsiki and Djingili. Here is a painting of a woman and child outside a mortarless round stone house in Djingili.
    http://sherryart.typepad.com/photos/sherry_miller_paintings/index.html

  7. Toast says:

    What will be your cumulative carbon footprint for this junket?

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