Vast landlocked territory in West Africa, Mali has a large part of his land in a desert environment in the north. In these arid and dune lands succeed down south the Sahel, desert margins, dependent on the frequency of rainfall. We continue south to reach the landscapes of savannas and the long valley irrigated by the course of the Niger River, where unsurprisingly some of the most important cities of Mali are located: the capital Bamako, Segou, Mopti, or the legendary Timbuktu ... land that has received great African empires, and which always coexist many ethnicities; among the best known, the Dogon and their villages out of the cliffs ... A common point between these peoples, Islam is the majority religion in Mali widely; a country that is traversed by rethinking the writings of the great Malian writer Amadou Ba Hampaté.