On the day when the BBC have announced another peace deal for Ivory Coast, it was good to receive some photographs of literacy classes going on in the village of Dema. It all looks so peaceful and perhaps it’s a sign of things getting back to normal. We lived in Dema for almost a year and know many of the people in the pictures. The blue reading books that people are clutching caused us and our colleagues many hours of hard work slaving over a hot computer!
If you would like to know more about our time in Dema you can read the diary that I kept when we first moved there almost twenty years ago. Our colleague Philip Saunders has written a book which talks about the time his family lived and worked among the Kouya which you really should read if you haven’t already. No Ordinary Book: A Bible Translator Tells His Story