It might be a while before we are able to make sense of the reports coming out of the Sahara about conflict between the indigenous Tuareg and the Mali government. With nearly a couple hundred thousand Tuareg refugees fleeing into neighboring countries, no doubt some intrepid reporters will take us beyond Associated Press soundbites and government propaganda.

While we await an accurate analysis of the situation, it might interest some to read one of my favorite travel writers, Lieve Joris, author of Mali Blues. Lieve has the rare gift of capturing the essence of a place and its people, which seems like a good way to begin.


~ by Jay Taber on March 14, 2012.

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