1. Senegal Shopping

    Visiting my favorite vegetable seller in the weekly market.  Some neighbor ladies sent me to buy twig brooms, as well.

  2. Senegal School time

    The kids helped me paint these lively scenes on their classroom walls.  Here the teachers are taking a little break while the students study.

  3. Senegal The Fish Man

    The fish charette rolled through town every morning.  This man called "Jen! Jen! Jen!" - Fish! Fish! Fish! - and all the women came running with grain to exchange.  It wasn't fresh, but it was fish...

  4. Senegal Xadie

    Xadie laughed when I took this picture - she wanted to fix her hair and pose - but I like this one of her the best.  It captures her fun-loving personality and natural beauty.  She's sifting millet flour to make cere, Senegal's traditional dinner.

  5. Senegal Addiction?

    I may not have gotten through my service without the wonderful Kaolack library.  "Always have a book on hand" - it's the first rule of  being a Volunteer!  And as you can see, we read a lot.

  6. Senegal Wherever Mama Goes...

    Senegalese mothers always keep their babies close by, tied close to their backs.  Here mother and daughter are harvesting corn...one a little more efficiently than the other.

  7. Senegal Pretty in Pink

    This young lady is selling vegetables and seasonings at the village's daily market.  Women come there every day, to buy what they need for lunch and dinner.  In the background is a donkey charette - rural Senegal's most popular mode of transportation!

  8. Senegal Herding in the Dust

    This is a view from my backyard step; over the millet fence a nomadic Pulaar herdsman is drivng his flock of sheep.  They eat leftover stubble in the fields after harvest season, when it is so dry the air is almost opaque with dust.

  9. Senegal Ocean Fishermen

    A friend and I came upon this scene as we were walking on the beautiful beach of Popenguine, near Thies.  The fish were flipping around, and the men all pulling hard to haul in the net.  Meanwhile, seabirds hovered nearby, waiting to catch a discarded morsel.

  10. Senegal The quiet moments

    PCV Grant Rowland catching up with his host father at the end of the day in their compound courtyard. 

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.