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Fisherman's Blues by Anna Badkhen

Fisherman’s Blues

Fisherman's Blues by Anna Badkhen
Mar 13, 2018 | 304 Pages
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“Evocative [and] hauntingly beautiful…a moving tribute to a traditional way of life facing enormous change.” Publisher’s Weekly (starred)

“Lyrical, precise, and lucent…a highly absorbing chronicle of a transcendent journey.” -Kirkus Reviews

“This book is a peek at a side of West Africa few of us have seen or will ever see. It’s about much more than the depletion of the waters, or how the habits of powerful nations hamstring other ways of life. This is the story of a community full of love and strife and humor, teenagers who die too young, women who understand life, men who tell bad jokes and believe in superstitions that come true, who pray to a kind God many of us don’t believe in or know. Their way of life is an ode to humanity, and I’m so glad Anna Badkhen, one of the most creative and important non-fiction writers in our era, has allowed us to know them.” James McBride 

“A masterpiece. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the natural world captured so authentically. Badkhen makes it immediate, vivid, vital–sacred, actually. She is digging down into the truth of human experience on the planet at this time, and the book resonates with all our time on the planet.” Ben Fountain

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