Samassa, Mali – Level 1

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A powerful moment of my life.

As in many African families, when I was a small boy at nights my grandma used to tell me stories about the old times.

Sometimes these stories were very scary. One night my grandma told me about her blind mother called Bajaga. Born blind, Bajaga spoke with spirits at night when the others were sleeping. She could predict all terrible events that would happen in her family.

In spite of being blind, she walked by herself to the forest to take part in forest spirits’ weddings, funerals, etc. She was a very scary woman.

 

author: Samassa