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Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea

Binding: Paperback
List Price: $22.00
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ISBN: 9781594634871
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Language: English
Page Count: 287
Publication Date: 3/12/2019
Size: 8.27" l x 5.46" w x 0.76"
Series: N/A

An intimate account of life in a West African fishing village, tugged by currents ancient and modern, and dependent on an ocean that is being radically transformed.

For centuries, fishermen have launched their pirogues from the Senegalese port of Joal, where the fish used to be so plentiful a man could dip his hand into the grey-green ocean and pull one out as big as his thigh. But in an Atlantic decimated by overfishing and climate change, the fish are harder and harder to find.

Here, Badkhen discovers, all boundaries are permeable--between land and sea, between myth and truth, even between storyteller and story. Fisherman's Blues immerses us in a community navigating a time of unprecedented environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval with resilience, ingenuity, and wonder.

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