Earlier this morning, 18-year-old Pai somberly contemplated what she had just learned: later today she was to formally wed her first cousin, Baba Nientao, and then move to his home in Ivory Coast. None of the parents attend the ceremony. Instead, Pai's girlfriends raucously lead her (hidden under a shawl, shown here) to the Town Hall, where she and Baba sign their marriage license alone with the mayor. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 215). The Natomo family of Kouakourou, Mali, is one of the thirty families featured, with a weeks' worth of food, in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.