During my eight-day trip to the Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivorians have seduced me.

My own city, Dakar, is completely different from Abidjan – in its beauty as well as in the way it runs. I love how rules are respected here. The little girls with smartly shaven-heads wearing their school uniforms; the mothers picking up their children after the school day, or those that wake up early in the morning to work hard for their family. These images tell a poetic story of the beauty of Abidjan through its youth.

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