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Zip Facts about Mali:

  • In the early 1300s, the Malian emperor, Mansa Musa, built a mosque every week throughout Mali, but unintentionally created economic inflation with all of the gold he left his people along this elaborate Mecca pilgrimage. Today, Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world
  • In Malian cuisine, rice, grown in the rural areas, is considered a luxury to sell to those in the city, where it is the primary staple. More commonly eaten are cereals of millet and sorghum, either with meat or fish, or as a porridge
  • Both men and women are involved in agricultural activities, and women, in addition to the majority of household duties. work mainly in the collective fields of their husband’s family. While both are also involved in trade, women sell mostly the food and low cost items
  • There are three forms of marriage ceremonies performed in Mali, traditional, civil, and religious and couples consider it ideal to be sanctioned by all three
  • The city of Timbuktu, capital of the Timbuktu region of Mali, which is still used as a metaphor for any faraway place or at the end of the world

Mali Issa-KONe1Issa Kone, “Maternal Love”

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