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Baobabs in the contemporary Senegalese landscape

Baobabs do not only mark Senegal’s historic sites (see previous post). They are a living part of its contemporary urban spaces as well. As cities across the country have expanded into farmland, mature baobabs have often been spared destruction and … Continue reading

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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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