Fiction / Senegal
Ousseynou (40) is husband of Fatou and father of Alioune. They all live in a village where fish-ing is the only economic activity that allows the men of the villages to feed their families. Nafi is Ousseynou’s sister-in-law and neighbor. Nafi’s late father was a baker in the village a long time ago; his traditional bakery was forcibly closed for hidden reasons.
Because of the presence of the powerful Chi-nese and Western industrial boats which prac-tice illegal fishing, Ousseynou can no longer make a living from his fishing profession. He is forced to quit his job.
In his village where bread is a luxury, Ousseynou turns into a reseller of unsold, stale and moldy bread called “ fagadaga “ to provide for his family. However, the opening of the traditional bakery of his sister-in-law Nafi (30), sounds like an affront to him and gradually threatens his business.