Senegalese children on a fishing boat at the port of St. Louis. Wikimedia Commons

Fishing For A New Way Of Life

People living along the coast of Senegal have relied on the ocean both for food and their livelihood. In recent years, though, the fish that were once plentiful have disappeared. Anna Badkhen visited these fishing villages to find out how people are surviving in an era of upheaval. She joins us to talk about what she learned, which she writes about in “Fisherman’s Blues: A West African Community at Sea” (Riverhead Books). Badkhen speaks tonight to the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

Read the Dallas Morning News review of Badkhen’s book.