January 19, 2012
Plantes médicinales de Mauritanie
Michel Thouzery and Abdallahi O Mohamed Vall. The book itself is a very good source of information with all the names not only in french but in all the local languages, as a bonus, the plates with the drawings of the plants have been done by Marie-Françoise Delarozière, a lady that lived and worked as the Director of the French Culturel Center in Nouakchott in the 90's and which draw and painted all aspects of the Mauritanian traditions publishing many books that are valuable as ,any of the things she covered are slowly disapearing. Her watercolours and drawings are beautiful. A number of those books are being distributed at a symbolic price in Mauritania so that students and traditional practicioners can have access to them. Another part can be found at the Institute Français and at Galerie Sinaa where in exchange of a donation you'll be having your own copy. The money is going towards translating the book in arabic, so be generous.