As he was getting ready to enjoy this beautiful morning, the news was broken to him: “Pierre has just passed away! He must be locally buried as soon as possible. We can’t afford to transfer the body to his village.”
His world is instantly turned upside down. The true human nature reveals itself to Rasmané. Everywhere, the doors close. At the church, he is told, “Pierre was not baptized. No Chris- tian burial for him!”. At the mosque, they reply: “Pierre, this is a Christian name! It’s a sin to bury a non-Muslim.”
What to do with this body that no one wants to take? How can we deny to a human being this last gesture of charity, under the pretext of not belonging to any religious community?
Selected for FESPACO 2019 and won the Signis award and the UEMOA award.