And on the Djenne front all
quiet as usual. I have been seen hobnobbing at the inauguration of Maitre Baber
Gano’s new residence: a blue cement palace outside the town’s perimeter, where
one is allowed to build in ciment. The centre of town only allows traditional
mud buildings, according to UNESCO’s world heritage rules. Le Tout Djenne was there. I am sporting a new MaliMali creation: the Bozo Dress with our new Pirogue Pattern.
Maitre Gano is a high-flying
Bamako lawyer with political aspirations. His party is the RPM, led by IBK:
Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, probably the only politician left from the ATT era who
will be able to present himself with any
credibility at the forthcoming elections which have been promised at the end of
July. Gano was a candidate in the Djenne deputy elections a few years ago, but
lost. (see blog July 2007). And here you see me with the Maitre himself. The
curtains are a fine example of contemporary Malian interior decoration.