Thanks to a generous grant from Rotary International, FAVL will be developing more local-oriented books that inspire people to read more and create more. Our local partner Rotary Club in Burkina Faso is the Ouagadougou Savane club.
One of our first projects is to soon publish a photo book using text and photos from Koura Bemave, a retired soldier in the village
of Bereba (and our own
FAVL representative Koura Donkoui's father!).
Bemave, now 81, was in the French Army in the 1950s and kept a wonderful
small collection of photos from his years of service. He has agreed to share these with the community
of readers in the villages, and we will soon be printing copies for each of the
libraries. For now we thought we would
share one the fotos, of Bemave in Mauritania sitting on top of a
crate of mortar shells!