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Author Jackson, Michael, 1940-

Title Harmattan : a Philosophical Fiction
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (195 pages)
Series Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture
Contents Table of Contents; 1. Limitrophes; Show and Tell; A Place in the Bush; Allegories of the Wilderness; Within and Without Limits; The Top Five Regrets of the Dying; Life Is Elsewhere; Dark Soundings; On Not Being Rule Governed; Confronting One's Demons; Renata; Sentiments Limitrophes; The Faraway Tree; What Lies Beneath; Schrödinger's Cat; Notes; 2. Harmattan; Stories Happen; Thousands Bay; Persona Non Grata; Tom Lannon's Story; Cosmega; Sangbamba; Ezekiel's Story; Petra's Letter; No Condition Is Permanent; The School; Morowa; Night; After Fieldwork; Mistral
Summary We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea, this book creatively explores what it means to be buffeted by the unforeseen and the unknown. Celebrating the life-giving potential of people, places, and powers that lie beyond our established worlds, Harmattan connects existential vita
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Subject Jackson, Michael, 1940- -- Travel -- Sierra Leone.
Ethnology -- Sierra Leone.
Kuranko (African people) -- Folklore.
Kuranko (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Philosophical anthropology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231172354
0231539053 (electronic bk.)
9780231539050 (electronic bk.)