What is the name of the board game in the picture below?

Any article/document about the game would be very appreciated.

board game

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I'm pretty sure it's ZAMMA:

I'm seeing the 9 x 9 board there, and two different types of pieces equivalent to black and white. Also, I'm no expert, but that scene does look a bit North African to me.

From this page: "When played in the Sahara, the men are represented by short sticks, whilst the women are pieces of camel dung." That certainly looks like what's going on in the picture, unpleasant though it sounds! I don't think camel dung meeples will catch on outside Africa...


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