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Mint tea in Mali

Graphic designer Janou-Eve LeGuerrier was in Bamako, Mali, visiting her cousin


Whenthesunsets onBamako,thesky turns pink and purple. In March, the Harmattan winds make the air heavy with sand and everything becomes hazy. I was with my cousin and our husbands 'faire le grin' – the Malian custom of chatting while drinking mint tea. Mopeds, trucks, 4WDs, bicycles and pedestrians were scooting by loaded with all manner of things. I loved the colour and energy of the scene.

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