Home Away from Home

Bamada is the name of  Habib Koite’s band.  Bamada is (apparently) also what they call a person who lives in Bamako. I lived in the Malian capital for four months in 2009.  My first roof was a guesthouse called Lafia (life) in Bamako Coura.  From Lafia, I rented a room at Prince’s flat.  I moved out two weeks later. I had found a home. It was in Para Djicoroni.  Here’s a slice of life at number 227.


Mohammed, Abass and Miriam beading at the house.


About leratomogoatlhe

I fell in love with traveling Africa on a four day trip to Accra in 2006. I started my journeys around the continent in 2008, when I went to Senegal, and around West Africa to launch my dream of knowing Africa through all my senses. I have been to 24 countries (and counting) over five years of stopping everything in my life to focus on one phenomenal continent. #AfricaRocks.
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