Next, I head down the beach to visit the Seydina Limamou Laye Mausoleum. As my taxi driver takes the opportunity to pray, I watch a group of children washing in the fountain of the mausoleum. A young man walks toward me. Casually swining a long knife, he stops to greet me, introducing himself as Abdoulayi. Born and raised in Yoff, Abdoulayi doesn't speak French, but speaks very good English. After a few minutes of conversation, I ask him what the knife is for. "To cut a watermelon," he responds, promptly inviting me to eat with him.
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