African/Asian/Uptown/Downtown:An Exploration of African Trading Networks in New York City

  • Paul Stoller


On a sun splashed weekday afternoon in 1993,I went to 125th Street to find a slow market day. After greeting the traders in the Nigerien section of the sidewalk on the north side of 125th street, I said hello to Moussa Diallo. Although he came from Mali, he had lived many years in Niger and spoke fluent Songhay. I admired his display of West African crafts and jewelry, and wondered about the kente caps.


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