Considering myself a tree hugger, I thought I knew a thing or two about the importance of trees. However, as I am learning more about the local context, their importance has never been so dear and real.
Ibrahima Haliloulay Dia – this is my local name. Ibrahima or Ibou (pronounced ee-boo) for short is the first name.
Attaya is the local tea that everyone drinks throughout the day and night. It is similar to “Moroccan tea” – green tea, mint and sugar (a lot) – and the making of attaya is a ritual of its own.