About the Ebook
This book arises from the time I lived, taught, and walked in North and West Africa. The photos and narrative are only partially about me. Above all, they testify to the persistence of memory – a traveler’s memory and a people’s memory. They present faces and voices of Africa: modern men and women of Morocco; a Sufi master of the Riff Mountains; and West African mask carvers and artists who preserve their ancient traditions in wood and clay. The magnetism of the masks binds the story I tell and determines the road I take.
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James Gaasch is an Emeritus Professor of Francophone post-colonial literature at Humboldt State University in California. When not traveling or living in Europe and Africa, James resides in Ashland, Oregon. He has published a number of books—two with African presses and one with Houghton Mifflin of Boston—that have received significant recognition; one book, Diversité, is used as a text in more than one hundred U.S. universities.