Through a local lens


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Photographs by Malick Sidibé (1935-2016) showing everyday life in Mali are on display at the Fondation Zinsou in Benin.

When you think of Africa, what images come to mind?

Go on, be honest. Lions? Endless desert dunes? Beaming kids, joyfully mobbing a few fresh-faced Western students on break from a well-digging project? The colourful, leaping grace of a dance ensemble? Or that breathtaking but terrifying photo of a starving child crawling toward a feeding centre in Sudan, pursued stealthily by a vulture?