Cry Like a Boy
Cry Like a Boy
Apr 29, 2021
Tounkan namo in Guinea: The Adventure
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Fana is 18 but he feels he became a man at the age of 12 when he decided to go on an adventure and leave his home in Guinea, seeking a better life in Europe. Unlike our previous hero Mamadou, he made it to France. But what is the price he had to pay for his success?


With original reporting and editing by Makeme Bamba in Conakry, Guinea and Naira Davlashyan in Loches, France. Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Lillo Montalto Monella & Arwa Barkallah in Lyon, Mame Peya Diaw in Nairobi, Lory Martinez in Paris, France and Clitzia Sala in London, UK. In this episode, we used music by Ba Cissoko. Production Design by Studio Ochenta. Theme by Gabriel Dalmasso. A special thanks to our producer Natalia Oelsner for collecting the music for this episode. Our editor-in-chief is Yasir Khan.


If you’re a French speaker, this podcast is also available in French: Dans la tête des hommes. 

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