what i really do (photo)

Sometimes people ask me what I really do while I’m in the Gambia or Sierra Leone or wherever, since I don’t post much about my work on my blog.

Here’s what I really do: scour tiny bookshops for African literature which is out of print in the West.  If you’re ever in Banjul, the Gambia, stop by the M&B Bookshop at 4 Clarkson St.  It’s the best bookshop in a broom closet I’ve ever seen.  What you can barely see in the photo is that Michael is emerging from a secret back room where he was looking for Gambian literature to satisfy my needs.

bookshop in banjul

Okay, I also have a job.  But more on that another day.

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