Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea

Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea

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The sea is broken, fishermen say. The sea is empty. The Genii have taken the fish elsewhere.

For centuries, fishermen have launched their pirogues off the Senegalese coast, where the fish used to be so plentiful a man could dip his hand into the gray-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, as writer Anna 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 tugged by currents ancient and modern, navigating a time of unprecedented environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval with resilience, ingenuity, and wonder.

ISBN: 9781594634864

Published Date: March 13, 2018

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Language: English

Page Count: 287

Size: 8.55" l x 5.80" w x 1.07" h