The Casamance, an area in the southern region of Senegal, is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its beautiful beaches. But as one journeys up the Casamance River and into the region’s interior, a very different image is revealed.
In this landscape, split up into many islands, life can be very difficult. The Jola, an ethnic group living in this region are a proud and autonomous people. They are committed to preserving their independence and their culture. Jola women and men embody a heritage of pride and a deep engagement to conserving their people’s integrity.