From Togo to Ecuador with Linguistic Amor: Ahmed’s Hair-Fashion and 'The Polyglot Barbershop'

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Ahmed Sanoussi (right) standing outside of his hair salon with the Congolese-French documentary filmmaker, David-Pierre Fila. (Julian Cola)
Ahmed Sanoussi (right) standing outside of his hair salon with the Congolese-French documentary filmmaker, David-Pierre Fila. (Julian Cola)

On Friday, March 13th, Ahmed Sanoussi left his barbershop. It was around seven at night, days before the announcement of a nationwide quarantine. No threat of COVID-19, however, would prevent him from getting a cool, City of Spring, breeze, respite from work to ponder his marriage and an uncertain future in Quito, Ecuador.

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