Known to be the people who ran the empire of Ghana (Wagadu) between 5th and 11th century, soninkos are mainly in four West African countries (Mauritania, Mali, Senegal and The Gambia).
Apart from these country, strong diasporas are present in several countries (in Europe, in America and in Central Africa). Islamized for several centuries, soninkos cling to their customs and traditions that govern their life together. For this reason, in the collective imagination Soninke, we can see an almost haughty pride in the quality of being soninke.
Our modest work of reflection will be dissecting this Soninkaaxu pride in its cultural aspect, social-political and religious. We try to bring a light reflected on certain terms (promoting culture, marriage, solidarity and fraternity) and their realities in Soninke society.