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Sektakandinguyay by jc2010sl
September 10, 2010, 4:02 pm
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Regular readers of the blog (if such people exist) may be bored to tears now by the incessant talk of rain, rain, rain. If so, I have managed to convey some of my own frustrations with the climate out here. Last week we suffered a convulsion of 7 days almost continuous rain. Apparently, it’s known in Krio as the “7 days rain” and marks the end of the rainy season.

The Limba, from the East, have a more lyrical name for it; “Sektakandinguyay”, literally “the time when you take what you have set aside.” It is a time of such downpours that no one is able to work and therefore unable to earn any money. Hence, you have to look to your savings.

However it’s known, I only hope that it does indeed mark the end of the rains.

NS

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