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Fisherman's blues : a West African community at sea, Anna Badkhen

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Fisherman's blues : a West African community at sea
Title
Fisherman's blues
Title remainder
a West African community at sea
Statement of responsibility
Anna Badkhen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. The sea is broken, fishermen say. The sea is empty. The genii have taken the fish elsewhere. 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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1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Badkhen, Anna
Dewey number
307.76/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT5904.5.S38
LC item number
B33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishing villages
  • Fishers
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Climatic changes
  • Joal-Fadiout (Senegal)
  • Joal-Fadiout (Senegal)
  • Joal-Fadiout (Senegal)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TRAVEL
  • NATURE
  • Climatic changes
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Economic history
  • Fishers
  • Fishing villages
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Senegal
  • Senegal
Label
Fisherman's blues : a West African community at sea, Anna Badkhen
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn994533485
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781594634864
Lccn
2017030225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994533485
Label
Fisherman's blues : a West African community at sea, Anna Badkhen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn994533485
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781594634864
Lccn
2017030225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994533485

Library Locations

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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