Monthly Archives: January 2012

Historic baobab trees of Senegal

Following on my post about çinar trees at Turkish mosques and shrines, one reader, none other than my brother-in-law Ryan, suggested I post about Senegal’s baobab trees, and I am delighted to oblige. Baobabs (Adansonia digitata, guy in Wolof, boki … Continue reading

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Touba is readied for the Grand Magal

This year’s winter intercession corresponds rather well with the Touba’s Grand Magal (18 Safar 1433) and the lead up to it. It was my good fortune to have been invited to contribute to the event in an academic capacity. This … Continue reading

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