Khady and Massamba: caste struggle


ArteArte Reportage, February 13, 2016.

26 minutes. A report by Anne Loussouarn and James de Caupenne.

Khady and Massamba live together in Senegal’s capital city Dakar. He is a geer, a nobleman. She is from a family of griot, the storytellers of Western Africa. Because she is a commoner, the young man’s family opposed their marriage. But Khady and Massamba forged ahead. They went against the weight of tradition, eventualy changing the views of those who once stood against their union.



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