We’ve been vacationing in southwestern Burkina Faso this past week and I brought my drone along. Here are some aerial views of the sites we saw.
Above is a shot of our “backyard” – the open fields to the east of our house. Below is a drone shot looking south of our house. You can see the small school house just to the right of us and farther back in the distance is “Alafɛa Fɔŋŋu” where tuberculosis patients reside during their treatment.
Mɔkyeeriba means “grass cutters” in Mampruli and is a slang term for young men who are eligible for chieftaincy. The label comes from the fact that chiefs used to send their young sons and grandsons out every day to cut grass for their horses.
Very few chiefs own horses these days, but the paramount chief who lives in Nalerigu has two. His grandkids sometimes come around my house to cut grass for his horses. Sometimes even KJ gets in on the action!