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Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
Senegal trip to discover histo
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  • 1. Headed for Senegal West Africa
  • 2. DAKAR SENEGAL WEST AFRICA
  • 3. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA ... * Area 196,192 sq km * Population 8.5 million * Capital…Dakar * Official Language…French
  • 4. French and Wolof is spoken by most people * Religion Muslim…85% Other religious practices… * Christianity * ‘Traditional Religions’
  • 5. Detailed map of Senegal
  • 6. WEST AFRICA
  • 7. SENEGAL,WEST AFRICA * Ethnic Groups… * Wolof 35% live countrywide, predominantly in Dakar and Thies * Serer 17% live mainly east - southeast of Dakar
  • 8. Art exhibit in Dakar
  • 9. A roundabout in Dakar
  • 10. Building with black angels in Dakar
  • 11. Visiting a high school outside of Dakar
  • 12. Senegalese dress
  • 13. A Senegalese male in his ethnic outfit
  • 14. A Senegalese female in her ethnic dress
  • 15. GOREE ISLAND
  • 16. GOREE ISLAND * Located 3 km east of Dakar * Population…1000 * Portuguese settled in 1444 * Stayed 150 years
  • 17. View of Goree Island from the ferry
  • 18. Goree Island… One of the main ports where slaves from different parts of Africa were gathered before their horrendous journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • 19. A room where slaves were weighed
  • 20. Partial view of a room where slaves were housed
  • 21. Goree reflects the brutality of the Slave Trade. This can be seen in the dungeons that previously housed the slaves.
  • 22. Holding room in House of Slaves Goree Island
  • 23. View of two rooms from outside
  • 24. DOOR OF NO RETURN
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  • 27. GOREE ISLAND * French owned the island in the 16th century * The Europeans traded slaves , gold, ivory, and other commodities
  • 28. Curator at the House of Slaves
  • 29. Chains held the slaves in bondage
  • 30. Ball attached to the chains
  • 31. Standing above the slave rooms
  • 32. Today, Goree is described as… * ‘a wonderfully peaceful place’ * It has no modern roads * No modern modes of transportation
  • 33. Strolling beneath bougainvillea on Goree Island
  • 34. Residents relaxing on Goree Island
  • 35. View of Boabab trees Goree Island
  • 36. Visit to a Boabab tree
  • 37. TRAVELLING in Senegal
  • 38. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA * Most Western country in Africa * Landscape…flat
  • 39. A busy city scene
  • 40. Bush Taxis
  • 41. Resting
  • 42. A Boabab tree and its ‘Monkey’ fruit
  • 43. A hillside of nuts
  • 44. Travelling in a donkey cart
  • 45. Sheep crossing
  • 46. Cattle crossing
  • 47. Waiting for Bush Taxis
  • 48. Recreation space outside the hospital near Diofor--a village located not far from Dakar
  • 49. Breakfast before travelling from Diofor
  • 50. Making the drum
  • 51. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA Major Rivers… * The Senegal River * The Casamance River *The Gambia River
  • 52. crossing the River Gambia
  • 53. Located in middle of Senegal is the country of Gambia, along its course the River Gambia meanders through: * Bamboo Forests, * Mangrove Swamps The River borders on: * “Cotton trees”… and * The “Salt Flats”
  • 54. * The River Gambia Area unsuitable for irrigation because of ‘ Saline Waters’ which go very far upstream.
  • 55. Strolling at the edge of the River Gambia
  • 56. View of a rice field
  • 57. Crossing the River Gambia
  • 58. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA Ethnic groups… * Peul or Fulani 12% live North and East along the Senegal River * The Mandinke… Central Eastern areas * The Soninke… East
  • 59. A mother and her children waiting to cross the River Gambia
  • 60. View of the River Gambia with boats
  • 61. Waiting for the ferry
  • 62. T H E CASAMANCE S E N E G A L
  • 63. The Casamance Senegal ... * Located to the South of the River Gambia *Inhabited by ethnic group Diola (JOU-lah) * Fertile area * Green and lush
  • 64. DIOLA VILLAGE WASH DAY
  • 65. CHILDREN IN THE DIOLA VILLAGE COMPOUND
  • 66. A brother and a sister
  • 67. Vegetables for lunch
  • 68. Well in the backyard of the Diola home
  • 69. Pounding maize
  • 70. Traditional meal of fish and vegetables with okra condiment
  • 71. Outside the living quarters in the Diola village compound
  • 72. Outhouse in the Diola village
  • 73. Making preparations for a meal
  • 74. Some Peul villagers
  • 75. Chief of the Peul village
  • 76. Dawn in the Peul village and early activity
  • 77. The village pet
  • 78. The village lamb and chicken
  • 79. Another view of the Peul village at dawn
  • 80. The school teacher
  • 81. Toubab Diallo A Village by the Sea
  • 82. Hotel in Toubab Diallao a village on the outskirts of Dakar
  • 83. Second view of the hotel
  • 84. Resting in a hammock outside the hotel
  • 85. Beach at Toubab Diallao
  • 86. Second view of the hotel
  • 87. Resting in the garden of the hotel Toubab Diallo
  • 88. From Senegal West Africa To Barbados West Indies
  • 89. Bendure, Glenda, and Ned Friary.Eastern Caribbean: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. Berkeley CA: lonely Planet Publications, 1994. Newton, Alex, and David Else. West Africa: a lonely Planet Survival Kit. Oakland CA: lonely Planet Publications, 1995. Bibliography
  • 90. Maps provided by Central Intelligence Agency. United States of America. Sound African Drumming by Marilyn Middleton’s Dance Troop Carribbean Drumming by Jerry Victory Chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo by Cheryl Gittens Shaduh Uh Voodoo’ theme designed by Cheryl Gittens Sound Engineering by Keith Jones Photography by Cheryl Gittens and Lee Bouse © Cheryl Gittens 1998.
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