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Río de Luna. Da.Te Danza

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Company: Da.te Danza
Show: Río de Luna.
Place: Gijón (Spain). FETEN 2011

A connected country

In the organization that helps Ndei to find a job, and other immigrants regardless of their origin, they have told her to adjust her curriculum to that of a domestic worker, who is the only job she could get if she is lucky.


Because even in that sector black Muslim women have handicaps. “In Spanish homes – says Ndei – they prefer Latin America women.” The person in charge of job offers in that organization agrees: “it is best to look like a woman with little education, few resources and gentle, someone who will not bring trouble.” Ndei adds that this is not all: “If you want to stay in the house and say that you do not eat ham, they look at you with a weird face and do not call back.”

So Ndei erased from her curriculum her university studies and professional experience as the secretary of a minister in Senegal. She left out the various languages she speaks and her knowledge of accountancy, and wrote: “Primary school. Trained in care for the elderly in the Red Cross.”

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(Español) Al ritmo del djembé

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(Español) Labores compartidas

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Models of women

Despite the obstacles set by tradition between Senegalese women and the labor market, new models of femininity arise. Along with the traditional woman (young wife, mother of a large number of children and housewife) more and more professional women are to be seen. Young people with aspirations beyond their family house and with the support of their family.


Women education is a big challenge in the country: according to the United Nations Development Programme, in 2007 more than half the men (52.3%) could read, while only one third of women (33 %) was in the same situation.

The situation is particularly serious in rural areas of Senegal. In the cities, school enrollment rates of girls and young women are higher, and a small but growing number of them decides to continue in secondary education. That, of course, if the family supports this decision and can afford an education, because scholarships are scarce and do not often reach the beneficiaries, resulting in strikes and disruptions of classes that can last months.

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God is great

Insha’Allah. If there is an expression heard in the streets of Senegal is this: Insha’Allah, if God wills it. “I will go to Spain to work to help my family, Insha’Allah.” And in Spain: “I will return to Dakar to celebrate the tabaski (the feast of the lamb) with my family, Insha’Allah, I will go with my new boubou (dress) and buy a new pair of rams to share with my neighbors.”


And other expressions of everyday life: Alhamdulillah, praise be to God, for his blessings, for having slept well, because a relative has got a visa in Spain.Sometimes it is replaced by the equivalent in Wolof: Sante Yalla. How’s the family?: Gnu ngi ci jamm? Sante Yalla, well, thanks God. O Bismillah (literally, in the name of God, the most merciful, the compassionate) before eating to wish a good digestionto guests around a thiéboudienne. It is also often heard Waay Yalla baaxna: do not lose hope that everything will be OK, because God is great in his mercy.

They are daily demonstrations of the strength of Islam in Senegal, where 95% of the population is Muslim, a proportion that has been increasing at the expense of Catholics and Animists in the course of the twentieth century.

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In the market

“It takes a couple of hours to get from Dakar to my village. First, you take a sept places (a share taxi) to Thies, then a ndiaga ndiaye (minibus). When you arrive at the station, ask for my father. And do not forget to drop by the market, my mother has a grocery store right next to where the women sell fish, they are my sisters, you know, women with whom I have grown, although we are not from the same family as you say here in Spain.”


Maimouna came to Spain a few years ago as seosonal worker to pick strawberries in Huelva. Like most women (90%) who came as seosonal workers between 2006 and 2008, she decided to stay when her contract finished. She became an immigrant “without papers” (without a stay permit) and today, more than two years later, she is surviving on aid from her countrymen.

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(Español) Emigrantes

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Health problems

Mame works at a Senegalese restaurant in Madrid. She has been in Spain since the age of 16, and she is married to a Senegalese man from her hometown, and has an 8 year old son divided between two lands: that of his parents and that of himself. Like other women from Senegal, Mame has trouble reconciling her work and the demands of motherhood.


This is the dilemma: if she looks after her son Pape, she risks losing her job and residence permit; if she works, she must pay someone to look after Pape (which would cost her more than her monthly salary) or send him to Senegal during part of the year to have women of her family-in-law take care of him.

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Being a woman in Senegal

Senegalese society is a complex one in which there are more than ten different ethnic groups and at least three religions divided, in turn, into a large number of families or sects within Islam known as brotherhoods.


With the exception of the southern region of Casamance, home of the Jola, these ethnic and religious clashes have not been very relevant. In fact, it is noteworthy that in a country with an overwhelming Muslim majority (approximately 95%), the first President of the Republic after the independence of the country in 1960 was a Catholic from an ethnic minority: Leopold Sedar Senghor. read more