The picture above is a drawing of Senegal’s first president, Leopold Senghor, known also for being one of the most successful West African poets of the 20th Century.
I sit around the communal bowl for lunch. The usual gang (mother, siblings, and cousins) comes around as well. One person is missing: Hadjiata, our domestique. My mother decided to get a domestique to help around the house, now that her maternity leave had ended. Hadjiata usually cooks lunch, and therefore eats with us. But she was nowhere around today. Alrighty then, let’s ask mother: Hey