Walking home after a long hot day in Bobo, we crossed a mom with two kids.The little girls screamed:”Tubabu! Tubabu!” which is a dioula (the local language) expression for white people.We looked at them and, with a big smile, started to shout back “Tubabu! Tubabu!” pointing at ourselves. The mom laughed and we took a photo together. The girls were a bit shy but soon they felt comfortable with the tubabu.
Sometimes we are able to transform the differences into smiles 🙂