The African Voices Project: Binta Haidara
Binta Haidara was born in Timbuktu, Republic of Mali. She is a Songhai woman and thus speaks Songhai/Zarma as her first language. She also speaks Bamanankan. Binta came to Niger to live with an aunt and look for work. She began working as a housekeeper and eventually secured a job with the Boston University Study Abroad Program.