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About Dugutigui

In the “Diula” language in Mali, the term « dugutigui » (chief of the village), literally translated, means: «owner of the village»; «dugu» means village and «tigui», owner. Probably the term is the result of the contraction of «dugu kuntigui» (literally: chief of the village).

the chess player – (en)

“The unipolar model of the world is over,” declared Vladimir Putin last week. As it tries to punish Russia for the latter’s dismemberment of Ukraine, the West is discovering that the balance of power isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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donkey brains – (en)

Strangely, I almost liked the guy, president of a large book-publisher. He was in perfect shape. His shape was round. His diameter was a meter across the hips, easily. Perhaps, I was reflecting, this is why there is so little ancient … Continue reading

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becky – (en)

Becky was the white woman who had two Negro sons. She’s dead; they’re gone away. The pines whisper to Jesus. The Bible flaps its leaves with an aimless rustle on her mound. Becky had one Negro son. Who gave it … Continue reading

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scotch meltdown – (en)

One of the last times I was in a dive, in the harbor district, it was pouring. Sharp steely arrows gushed all over an agonizing lead sea, which massive chest barely encouraged. I remember it well, because out of my … Continue reading

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snow what? – (en)

—Once upon a time there lived a lovely princess named Snow Yellow… —White! —Ah! Yes, Snow White. Her mother died when Snow Black was a baby …” —No, it’s White! —White, right.  Her wicked aunty Patsy wanted to be the … Continue reading

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revolution – (en)

In my room the bed was here, the closet there and the table was in the middle. Until this bored me. Then I put the bed there and the closet here. For a while I felt chirpy by the novelty. … Continue reading

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revolución – (es)

En mi habitación la cama estaba aquí, el armario allá y en medio la mesa. Hasta que esto me aburrió. Puse entonces la cama allá y el armario aquí. Durante un tiempo me sentí animado por la novedad. Pero el … Continue reading

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among galician – (en)

“Nostalgia initiates with food,” said Che Guevara; perhaps recalling a juicy Argentinean asado while sharing an insipid yuca with mojo with his comrades in Sierra Madre. Maybe because this nostalgia -the lacón with turnip tops and the octopus á feira in my case- I … Continue reading

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entre gallegos – (es)

“La nostalgia empieza por la comida”, dijo el Che Guevara, tal vez rememorando un jugoso asado de su tierra, al tiempo que compartía una insípida yuca con mojo con sus camaradas en Sierra Madre. Tal vez es por esa morriña -del lacón con … Continue reading

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a fishing village – (en)

The beautiful spring light was bathing the pavement among a cluster of prosaic blue slate and grey stone houses of differing heights, with scraps of garden coming in between, boxes with flowers of many colors hanging off the windows and … Continue reading

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a taste of heaven – (video) (en)

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part… Enter full screen Honest to goodness it’s the absolute ultimate! Respect to Eric Sterman! . A taste of Heaven – … Continue reading

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man and nature – (en)

Time was when all men believed that the earth was flat. It would be difficult now to trace all the errors into which this assumption led the thinking of those days, or to ascertain how many practical comforts and advantages … Continue reading

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freedom – (en)

Time was set in motion. His parents decided, when their child will come, it should be a free child. Their child came. They offered him their world. Time passed on. And because he was raised in a Catholic culture he … Continue reading

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lasagna and me – (en)

Humor keeps me alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food –you can go a week without laughing. Food is one of the things I enjoy tremendously. After a good meal one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. But in … Continue reading

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african seasons – (en)

Year by year, and taking its time to perhaps admit that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again, I learnt to like those transitional days, the moments between those perfect ever-changing dry and rain seasons, that define the face … Continue reading

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if dead people could vote – (en)

I don’t know who the Western spinmeisters think they are fooling. Since the official end of the Cold War and defense spending was scaled back, it did not take the warmongers long to create a new plan to replace the … Continue reading

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corporatocracy – (en)

The Romans claimed to have always fought “just wars.” The fact is they mostly, in the devious road of imperialism, exploited the subjects for the profit of the sovereign citizen. The imperialism pattern, with minor historical adjustments, always follows the … Continue reading

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humans discerning cosmos – (es)

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach’d the Elephant, And happening to fall Against … Continue reading

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is putin the irrational one? – (en)

Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said … Continue reading

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white house goes twilight zone – (en)

“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” … Pogo Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone TV series, must be smiling down on us from the hereafter as he watches those of us in our sixties who grew … Continue reading

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