Monday, June 9, 2008
Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba
This is Senegalese Sufi street art of Ahmadu Bamba, one of the most popular Sufi shaykhs of 20th Century West Africa. The image was inspired by a famous photograph of the shaykh, the only one of him in existence. I was in Senegal a few years ago, and it is virtually impossible to find a restaurant, shop, or taxi that does not have his image.