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Recycled Flip Flop Bracelets

  • Unique set of handmade bracelets individually created.
  • Fair trade sourced and made by women in Mali, West Africa.
  • Made from recycled flip flops and so they are washable, durable, and soft.


NOVICA Decorative Malian Large Sese Wood Mask

  • Size: 13″ H x 6″ W x 3.9″ D
  • An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality and authenticity.




God’s Bits of Wood

By Sembene Ousmane

Recommended by The Tandana Foundation.

From Amazon: In 1947 the workers on the Dakar-Niger Railway came out on strike. Throughout this novel, written from the workers’ perspective, the community social tensions emerge, and increase as the strike lengthens. The author’s other novels include Xala and Black Docker.


Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali

By Kris Holloway

Suggested by The Tandana Foundation.

From Amazon: What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? “Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali” is the inspiring story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante. In a small village in Mali, West Africa, Monique saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter and where many children are buried before they cut a tooth.



Suggested by The Tandana Foundation

From Amazon: Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmedaka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised
courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaosthat prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly.


Ali & Toumani

By Ali Farka Toure

Suggested by The Tandana Foundation


By Baaba Maal

Suggested by The Tandana Foundation