Pama Kondo's second eldest daughter, Pai, 18, at center in pink, has just been married to her first cousin, Baba Nientao, who has come back from the Ivory Coast where he has lived with his family since he was 12 years old. The arranged marriage was revealed to Pai the morning of the marriage, as is the custom, and she took part in the ritualized mourning for her lost youth but is all smiles now. Her mother, Pama is in pink, at right, and her mother's co-wife Fatoumata Toure is at right, just behind her.
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