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Displaying items by tag: Putting on Your Fayda Face: How to Bargain in Senegal

We would come to understand that wahauli, bargaining, is a science and an art. It takes calculating and improvisation, but most of all, it takes fayda – courage, pride, and attitude. The bargainer has to demonstrate fayda at all times to keep the respect of the vendor. For Senegalese bargainers, this respect is serious. For us, the students on my study abroad program, we were just trying to amuse the vendors enough so that they would like us and drop their prices.


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