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Bambara cosmogony

The Ciwara to magnify the work and courage

 

Secret societies practiced initiation whose teachings are protected by prohibitions, as they are peaceful, taking a role of social cohesion, while they aim to settle personal scores or to satisfy the thirst for power of some.

Cosmogony Bambara or Bamana society divides its secret societies.

There are six (6) hierarchical associations: Kono Ntomo, Komo, Nama Ciwara and Koreh. Each giving rise to an initiation with a secret teaching.

 

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Ségou is also ... 4444!

Segou, Mali's cultural city, with 501,447 inhabitants, a heterogeneous population composed of Bamanan, Fulani, Bozo, Soninke, Somonos and Dogon. Its history is littered with twitching, sometimes bloody.

Founded in the sixteenth century AD, the city, located on the right bank of River Niger was "one of the best stories told in Mali," writes Diakaridia Dembele. "Narrated and told by the griots, the story Segovia is transmitted from father to son."

The balanzan or Balazan, Acacia albida, holds a special place in the legend of the great kingdom of Bambara.

 
Proverb

It is not an orphan having lost father and mother, but to have lost hope.

[Malian proverb]

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