I have been unpleasant again.
Oh dear, this is becoming a habit.
It was like this:
(First of all I ought to explain again that Djenne, although without doubt the most beautiful town in the entire Sahel region, is indescribably filthy. People talk lengthily about cleaning the town up while at the same time they continue merrily to drop plastic bags and refuse on the ground and using the gutters for the mixing up mud for the mud plastering of their houses. Then they ‘forget’ to remove the mud again so the gutters are constantly clogged up. Kind toubabs are never-endingly buying more cleaning equipment for the town’s Mairie; equipment which has a habit of mysteriously disappearing within a month or two).