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Shifting Sands by Steve Donahue

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Epilogue

Loving the Sand, Wherever It Is

We too have loved the desert to the point of feeling that it was there we had lived the best years of our lives.—Antoine de Saint Exupéry, “Men of the Desert,” Wind, Sand and Stars

I found Tallis on the coast of Ghana in a remote fishing village without electricity. He was staying in a 400-year-old former slave-trading fortress that had been turned into a I government-run guesthouse. It was perched on rocks above the crashing breakers of the Gulf of Guinea. I arrived just in time for dinner, as the manager of the guesthouse was serving fou-fou, the Ghanaian cassava root dish that looks like mashed potatoes and is eaten by scooping it with three fingers and dipping it in sauce or soup. After warmly greeting ...

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