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Harmattan

by (author) Marcello Di Cintio

Publisher
Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894663328
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Each year the harmattan wind blows sand from the Sahara Desert into the skies throughout West Africa. In the midst of such a wind, suddenly things are not what they were. For Marcello Di Cintio, the harmattan wind captures the essence of his ten-month journey through Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania, a journey that is as much about what he discovers within himself as it is about the lands of people of West Africa.

About the author

Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. Walls won the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Di Cintio’s essays have been published in the Walrus, Canadian Geographic, the International New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller, and Afar. He is a former writer-in-residence with the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, the Iceland Writers Retreat, and the Palestine Writing Workshop. He lives in Calgary.

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