Let's Meet Under the Mango Tree
This picture was taken the day before the naming ceremony of my village namesake, James Diouf, named after my father in the US. The women of the village are all gathered under one of the largest village mango trees, taking turns pounding millet for the porridge and big meal the next day. The women are sitting around, making tea, dancing, gossiping, and egging each other on as they pound. The images from this day will forever be imprinted in my memories. Thank you, ladies.