(title "senegal")
  (file "senegal")
  (created "March 24, 2002")
      "I spent the spring semester of my junior year of college in "
      "Senegal. I stayed with a Senegalese host family and went to school "
      "at the University of Dakar and the Baobab Center, an international "
      "school run by both Americans and Senegalese. I studied History, "
      "Sociology, French, and Wolof, the most common language spoken in "
      "The baby in the first two pictures is Momo (short for Mohammed), "
      "the son of one of my host brothers' sisters (neither of whom lived "
      "with us). On the left is Chifa, my host brother, and in the middle "
      "is Seyni, his sister and Momo's aunt. On the right is Mama, who "
      "lived with us for a while, and baby Awa, who cried non-stop when "
      "she saw me; I was the first tubaab she'd ever seen. Mama was so shy "
      "that the maids called her ``Muma'' (mute) for short.")
      (image ("vert") "chifa_mom")
      (image ("vert") "seyni_momo")
      (image ("vert") "mama_awa"))
      "A few pictures with me... the picture on the left is of us all "
      "slaughtering a sheep for the holiday called Tabaski. That's (real) "
      "brother Jeff in that one.")
      (image ("horiz") "tabaski")
      (image ("horiz") "party")
      (image ("horiz") "mara_khadim"))
      "These two are from a trip I took with Sam, an American friend, to a "
      "region in Mali, the country bordering Senegal to the east, where "
      "the Dogon people live. They still live in villages pretty similar "
      "to the way they have for centuries. That's probably largely due to "
      "the fact that they make their money from tourism. We saw a TV "
      "antenna coming from one of the huts, and our tour guide said the "
      "chief was going to make them take it down because tourists wouldn't "
      "want to see something like that.")
      (image ("horiz") "dogon1")
      (image ("horiz") "dogon2"))
      "The wonderful, hilarious, attitude-laden children who lived on our "
      "block. I adored these kids.")
      (image ("horiz") "girls")
      (image ("horiz") "three_kids"))