Hitting the Pulaku Trail

We’re finally rolling.

Here’s a little clip from the first few hundred kilometers:

Shots from the road:

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And we thought our motorcycles we’re overloaded! This is a live cow.

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These guys also stopped to see the cow on the motorcycle.

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A fulani mother and three children heading home from market.

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Heading north from Parakou, we encountered hundreds of Bariba hunters headed to the bush with their dogs.  The traditional hunting method is called “chase à la battue” which translates roughly to “hunting with a stick”.  Teams of men and their dogs run through the dry bush, scaring rodents out of their hiding places, and clobbering them with sticks.  Kind of like a one-way boomerang.

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Sunset in Goumori.
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One Response to “Hitting the Pulaku Trail”

  1. Idris Ibn Idris says:

    Salam,

    I think your work is essentially about Fulbe ‘bororo’en’ you need to travel travel wider especially across to your eastern boarder, Nigeria where you have the highest population of the fulani community. Most of us here are fulbe ‘chi’e’ I mean we are not nomadic, conservatively Islamic and have been exposed to western form of education for nearly a hundred years. I advice that you should go Adamawa and Taraba in North-Eastern Nigeria and Adamaoua and nor in the Camerouns.