Abidjan, Ivory Coast
This image represents a subculture of life in the Ivory Coast. In the background is a construction site for an express bridge, le pond Henrie Konan Bédié. Next, you see a motorcyclist interacting with a traditional Medicine Man also known as Flatchè (Mandingo for Medicine Man), followed by a Pousse-Pousse Man, a term that stands for, push and push.
The Medicine Man profession is a dying art, as more locals are unlearning the deep-rooted traditional beliefs, and are now relying on and embracing modern medicine.
The job of Pousse-Pousse is usually occupied by immigrants from other Western-African nations, predominantly, Burkina-Faso, Mali, and Niger. Some of them manage to save a lucrative sum of money to invest in real estate or the automobile transportation business.
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- Yacouba Tanou
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