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Senegal trip to discover histo

  1. 1. Headed for Senegal West Africa
  2. 2. DAKAR SENEGAL WEST AFRICA
  3. 3. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA ... * Area 196,192 sq km * Population 8.5 million * Capital…Dakar * Official Language…French
  4. 4. French and Wolof is spoken by most people * Religion Muslim…85% Other religious practices… * Christianity * ‘Traditional Religions’
  5. 5. Detailed map of Senegal
  6. 6. WEST AFRICA
  7. 7. SENEGAL,WEST AFRICA * Ethnic Groups… * Wolof 35% live countrywide, predominantly in Dakar and Thies * Serer 17% live mainly east - southeast of Dakar
  8. 8. Art exhibit in Dakar
  9. 9. A roundabout in Dakar
  10. 10. Building with black angels in Dakar
  11. 11. Visiting a high school outside of Dakar
  12. 12. Senegalese dress
  13. 13. A Senegalese male in his ethnic outfit
  14. 14. A Senegalese female in her ethnic dress
  15. 15. GOREE ISLAND
  16. 16. GOREE ISLAND * Located 3 km east of Dakar * Population…1000 * Portuguese settled in 1444 * Stayed 150 years
  17. 17. View of Goree Island from the ferry
  18. 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. 19. A room where slaves were weighed
  20. 20. Partial view of a room where slaves were housed
  21. 21. Goree reflects the brutality of the Slave Trade. This can be seen in the dungeons that previously housed the slaves.
  22. 22. Holding room in House of Slaves Goree Island
  23. 23. View of two rooms from outside
  24. 24. DOOR OF NO RETURN
  25. 27. GOREE ISLAND * French owned the island in the 16th century * The Europeans traded slaves , gold, ivory, and other commodities
  26. 28. Curator at the House of Slaves
  27. 29. Chains held the slaves in bondage
  28. 30. Ball attached to the chains
  29. 31. Standing above the slave rooms
  30. 32. Today, Goree is described as… * ‘a wonderfully peaceful place’ * It has no modern roads * No modern modes of transportation
  31. 33. Strolling beneath bougainvillea on Goree Island
  32. 34. Residents relaxing on Goree Island
  33. 35. View of Boabab trees Goree Island
  34. 36. Visit to a Boabab tree
  35. 37. TRAVELLING in Senegal
  36. 38. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA * Most Western country in Africa * Landscape…flat
  37. 39. A busy city scene
  38. 40. Bush Taxis
  39. 41. Resting
  40. 42. A Boabab tree and its ‘Monkey’ fruit
  41. 43. A hillside of nuts
  42. 44. Travelling in a donkey cart
  43. 45. Sheep crossing
  44. 46. Cattle crossing
  45. 47. Waiting for Bush Taxis
  46. 48. Recreation space outside the hospital near Diofor--a village located not far from Dakar
  47. 49. Breakfast before travelling from Diofor
  48. 50. Making the drum
  49. 51. SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA Major Rivers… * The Senegal River * The Casamance River *The Gambia River
  50. 52. crossing the River Gambia
  51. 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”
  52. 54. * The River Gambia Area unsuitable for irrigation because of ‘ Saline Waters’ which go very far upstream.
  53. 55. Strolling at the edge of the River Gambia
  54. 56. View of a rice field
  55. 57. Crossing the River Gambia
  56. 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
  57. 59. A mother and her children waiting to cross the River Gambia
  58. 60. View of the River Gambia with boats
  59. 61. Waiting for the ferry
  60. 62. T H E CASAMANCE S E N E G A L
  61. 63. The Casamance Senegal ... * Located to the South of the River Gambia *Inhabited by ethnic group Diola (JOU-lah) * Fertile area * Green and lush
  62. 64. DIOLA VILLAGE WASH DAY
  63. 65. CHILDREN IN THE DIOLA VILLAGE COMPOUND
  64. 66. A brother and a sister
  65. 67. Vegetables for lunch
  66. 68. Well in the backyard of the Diola home
  67. 69. Pounding maize
  68. 70. Traditional meal of fish and vegetables with okra condiment
  69. 71. Outside the living quarters in the Diola village compound
  70. 72. Outhouse in the Diola village
  71. 73. Making preparations for a meal
  72. 74. Some Peul villagers
  73. 75. Chief of the Peul village
  74. 76. Dawn in the Peul village and early activity
  75. 77. The village pet
  76. 78. The village lamb and chicken
  77. 79. Another view of the Peul village at dawn
  78. 80. The school teacher
  79. 81. Toubab Diallo A Village by the Sea
  80. 82. Hotel in Toubab Diallao a village on the outskirts of Dakar
  81. 83. Second view of the hotel
  82. 84. Resting in a hammock outside the hotel
  83. 85. Beach at Toubab Diallao
  84. 86. Second view of the hotel
  85. 87. Resting in the garden of the hotel Toubab Diallo
  86. 88. From Senegal West Africa To Barbados West Indies
  87. 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
  88. 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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