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Drapeau du Sénégal
Chez le roi du Saloum
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Fatou Diome, née en 1968 à Niodior au Sénégal, est une écrivaine franco-sénégalaise.
This picture is of the Serer King of The Kingdom of Sine Kumba Ndoffene Fa Ndeb Joof (Coumba Ndoffène Diouf). He reigned from 1897 to 1924. He was from the Royal House of Boury Gnilane Joof [Kerr Boury Gnilane Joof/Diouf]
Star with five points, outlined diagonals: Pentagram
Auteur/Créateur: Henry Gravrand, Licence: CC0
This image represents the cosmogony of the Serer people found in Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. It depicts their representation of the Universe rooted in Serer religion and Cosmogony. Adapted from Henry Gravrand, "LA CIVILISATION SEREER", "Pangool", volume 2. Les Nouvelles Edition Africaines du Senegal, (1990) , page 216, ISBN 2-7236-1055-1. It depicts the tree worlds : the invisible world, the terrestrial world and the nocturnal world.
Auteur/Créateur: Tamsier, Licence: CC BY 3.0
This is a 19th Century royal war drum of the Serer people from the Kingdom of Sine. It is called Jung-Jung in the Serer-Sine language. It was played when the Serer warriors and kings were going to the battlefield.
This image is the symbol of the Ndut Ceremony in Senegambia. It is a triagular and heavy object that a chosen one (always a man) carries on his head during the celebration of this ancient Serer ceremony of the boys/men who have been initated. The whole town or village gather to witness this ceremony. This image also appears in Salif Dione's book "L'Appel du Ndut - Ou l'initiation des garcons Seereer". Published by IFAN Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar. 2004. ISBN: 92 9130 047 0.