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Inevitably, the barriers are coming down, and West African restaurants are featuring dishes from a range of countries—and some new American dishes too. Baza ("Buzzard") is a nominally Guinean spot among the stately homes of Flatbush's Rugby, serving that country's leaf-based sauces with rice. But wait a minute: Specialties from Senegal, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast have crept onto the menu, so that now you can enjoy joloff rice, peanut soup dotted with lamb, fufu with okra sauce, and athieké—moist manioc meal sided with a fried fish.


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