People - 1st
Place taken: Toubacouta, Senegal
Kelsey Hyde ’11, Grinnell College
Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID), Senegal, Spring 2010
In the large village of Toubacouta exists an extensive mangrove population. During a visit to the mangrove forest, our group was shown around the local fish market. Thousands upon thousands of fish are laid out in the sun to dry and then carried to a further end of the beach to be smoked. Along with fish production, the people of the area catch oysters for food and then use the leftover shells to create a type of concrete for constructing buildings. The child pictured followed our group on the tour of the market, and along with his fellow friends snuck small pieces of the smoked fish and oyster meat as snacks.
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Photo by Kelsey Hyde, Grinnell College