Smarty Pants Podcast

Go Fish

The story of a Senegalese fishing community on the brink

By Stephanie Bastek | April 6, 2018
Tom Burke/Flickr
Tom Burke/Flickr

Journalist Anna Badkhen has immersed herself in the lives of Afghan carpet weavers, Fulani cow herders in Mali, and other people often ignored or forgotten—especially in the Global North. Yet our lives are entwined with others’ across the continents, and in ways that we may not even realize. Consider, for example, the dire situation in Joal, Senegal—the subject of Badkhen’s latest book—where artisanal fishermen are facing the consequences of an ocean depleted by climate change and overfishing.

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