By Paul Stoller
Harouna and Stoller could meet in Harlem, at a bustling African industry the place Harouna outfitted a existence as an African paintings dealer and Stoller was once accomplishing examine. relocating from Belayara in Niger to Silver Spring, Maryland, and from the Peace Corps to fieldwork to big apple, Stoller recounts their separate lives and the way the danger posed through melanoma introduced them a brand new, profound, and shared feel of which means. Combining memoir, ethnography, and philosophy via a sequence of interconnected narratives, he tells a narrative of outstanding friendship and the hunt for health. It’s a narrative of distinction and cohesion, of disease and healthiness, a lyrical mirrored image on human resiliency and the shoulders we lean on.
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