Just how BIG is West Africa?

Just how BIG is West Africa?

I often talk a little about West African geography when sharing about the djembe drum with my students.  It goes something like this: “The djembe drum originated in Mali, West Africa.  Texas is slightly bigger than France, but Mali is two times the size of Texas!  The djembes that we are playing today were made in Senegal and Ghana.  Africa is a BIG CONTINENT with many people, places, animals, and cultures.  The West part of Africa is about the size of the contiguous USA.” Unfortunately I do not carry a large globe with me to...

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