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Dany Leriche & Jean Michel Fickinger : Korèdugaw – The Last Sacred Jesters of Mali

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In Mali, the Korèdugaw have granted themselves the privilege of making fun of everything and everyone. They parody and mock all figures of knowledge and power. The initiates don rags adorned with necklaces of red beans and a large number of motley objects. They arouse hilarity with their behavior, their caustic humor, their gluttony … Paradoxically, it is through this banter that they introduce the intelligence of a wisdom that tends to infiltrate education. Its members are often present at parties and gatherings, they intervene as social mediators, untangling the knots and fluidifying the relationships between one and the other....

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