„Life in a leprosy village" is the title of my illustrated book. Does this still exist in the 21st century? Yes, this village called M'balling is 84 km away from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Here, healthy and sick people trying to defy a cruel fate. The sick make up a third of the population. My book is a journey through M'Balling: Since 2009 show the life, the village, the inner and outer beauty, but also the dark side. a journey into a country where people's will to survive despite their devastating living conditions is so great that they still smile.