At a time when Mali lives an unprecedented political and identity crisis, we need more than ever to promote some of our values to get out of this abyss created by this situation. Today more than ever, Malians need to gather around what unites them. Today more than ever, the sons of this country must talk to each other, understand each other, and forgive each other. Because, dialogue is the best way to peace. Yes, dialogue to appease hearts; dialogue to learn from the past; dialogue to know and recognize each other; dialogue to accept each other despite our differences; dialogue to define the basic elements that will form the basis of the new Mali; dialogue to promote cultural diversity. Mali is characterized by the wealth of its artistic and cultural expressions. From Kidal to Kayes, each population has its particularity. And it is this mosaic that has always made the charm of this country.

AuthorHege Aasgaard

The war has got an impact on major events such as the Festival sur le Niger and the Festival au Désert. The Festival sur le Niger have been reduced for a special edition, without music and other festive activities, because... of the state of emergency in the country. For the special edition, we will have an International Symposium on the theme "Culture and Governance", Workshops and Master Class on the theme: "Peace and Social Cohesion", etc. The Festival au Désert have been cancelled for 2013, unfortunately. Generally, activities are in a slow motion.

AuthorC Litangen
With the support of Mimeta three books are now published at the La Salihenne publishing - inspired from the rich and diversified well of Malien stories. From everyday life - to kings.  

TOUAREG 1973-1997
By Sidi Alamine Ag Doho

This book is the story of the long walk experienced by nomadic Tuaregs impoverished by successive droughts. Confronted with the harsh laws of wandering ( at  home and outside), the hard living conditions and  also the  thinning of solidarity and friendship too briefly lived,  a young boy crosses the borders of neighboring countries, without ever reaching a normal childhood. Become adult now, he witnessed the turbid of the political leaders and the rebellions that resulted from.
Going through the undecided lines of this book, the reader feels heartily very touched since so great is the injury of this child and his will to survive.  

The Author of the book:
Sidi Ag Alamine Doho is director of the school of  Tarkint, north of Gao. In early 1990 he was a typing agent to the “éditions de sahélienne”. He took the  advantage of this very short time of his busy life to start writing short stories about the Tuareg and tell his years of wandering.






IL N’YA QU’UN SOLEIL SUR TERRE (There is only one sun on the earth)!
(Kel-Adagh  Touaregs’ tales, proverbs and riddles) 
By Mohamed Ag Erless

The Kel-Adagh people live in the "Adrar Iforas" in the Kidal region, city of the same name located about 1,600 km from Bamako, the capital of Mali.
The Adagh-which means "mountain", is renowned for the abundance and quality of its oral literature. This literature is the backbone of the traditional education which aims to build the child in the image of typical Haman being.
In Adagh, tales, proverbs, riddles, poetry, music ... do not belong to any particular social stratum, but to all of them.

The Author of the book:
Mohamed Ag Erless was born and raised in Adagh. Social scientist, currently director of the Cultural Mission of Kidal Es Souk, Ag Erless is a pure product of the Institute of Social Sciences of Mali, where he started his career thirty years ago.


By Gaoussou Diawara

The author achieves in this book the synthesis of more than twenty years of research on the Mandingo emperor Abubakari II, who, in 1312, voluntarily relinquished the power and then explored the limits of ocean. His fleet would have anchored on the coast of Brazil.

Abubakari II was one of the pioneers of the era of great discoveries ... Before Christopher Columbus, Magellan and Vasco de Gama.

The Author of the book:
Gaoussou Diawara was born in Ouelessebougou, some 80km in the south of Bamako. He completed his primary and secondary schools in the country before obtaining a doctorate (PH. D Specialty Drama) in Soviet Union. He is author of several award-winning work created for the stage or studied in schools and universities in Mali. Gaoussou Diawara is a Knight of the National Order of Merit in France, Knight of the National Order of Merit of Mali, UNESCO Prize for poetry and Cross-African drama prize.


AuthorCato Litangen