Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The best way to say ‚good night’

K’an kelen-kelen wuli!
Of all the wishes, greetings and farewells the Bamana People bestow on each other and their guests this is the one dearest to me.
May we get up one by one!
As with many Bamana blessings, this one does not merely concern an individual but the whole community: if nothing unexpected happens during the night, if no disrupting event interrupts our sleep, we will wake up naturally, one by one, each at their pace.
Is there a better way to wish for peace?

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