Azalai Hotel Independance
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... people of Burkina, never to use your left hand, the need for relationship so you greet everyone you see and you ask how they are, to be sensitive of how much money you carry around, always cover your knees with a skirt or pants if you are a man, don't waste water, etc.
That afternoon we took a walk around the neighbourhood and bought peanuts and mangos and fabric. It was so much fun to see people and shops! The roads are dirt and there are ...
... and sacrifice, colonial oppression, the nobility of traditional life. But dominating all of this is the relentless, pointless cruelty.
This is a more ambitious book than Through Black Spruce, and a more important story, well researched and with all the elements of a great tale. But novelistically The Orenda is a step backward. I would have preferred the same account told as non-fiction, or as fiction with better editing, at half the length.
... is French (as it will be for the rest of the countries I visit in West Africa, so Stella and Elie will be proud that I am finally getting a chance to practice my French! - not that I can understand much of what they say back to me, but I'm getting there...), although there are approx. 37 other languages in the country - of which Moree (spoken by the Mossi tribe) is the largest, followed by Djoula (by the Djoula & a mix of other tribes) and Fulfulde (by ...
... and time obtains value. The non-value of time on this continent is very noticeable. It is impossible to out-wait an African - he has all the time in the world, whereas I am accustomed to having limited and finite time for any given activity. It takes some adjustment.
The country's urban areas are also more desireable places to be in compared to those of neighbouring countries. Not nearly as much filth, ...
So we are in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (say it out loud - right now, its so pleasing!). The city has the most; rootin', tootin', pollutin' cars I have ever seen and despite the relatively good road system here, there are mini lakes right in the heart of the city. They have Total garages here, although they're not quite what you might find at home!
After spending a ...