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Senegal’s national sport – Laamb wrestling – is a sport of combat and violence in a welcoming and peaceful nation. Fightworld s1e4: Senegal: If I Should Fall from Grace with God, Netflix 2018
He is 260 lbs and moves like he’s 160 lbs. ibid.
For the most part Greco-Roman grappling in sand, no gloves, giant strong human beings, and they get to punch each other. ibid.
‘That’s the charm, the charm of the fight … there is dance, culture and other things.’ ibid. commentator
Senegal needs to free itself, to rediscover its democracy. Youssou N’Dour
Senegal: It has a cultural influence far beyond its size with a dynamic film, fashion and hip-hop scene. Here the struggles for liberation from the slave trade and from French rule in the 20th century created heroes and leaders who redefined what Africa is. African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power II: Senegal, BBC 2020
[Sufi] brotherhoods sprang up across the country radicalising followers against French rule. ibid.
The very walls of Dakar are evidence of people challenging prevailing ideas and expressing their cultural feeling. ibid.