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Sogbo’s wife

What am I doing here, teaching villagers about Aids and craving one of their women?

By Tony D'Souza   April 2006

This was my last year in Tégéso, and soon a war would ruin the place and separate me from it forever, but that time was my favourite. I spoke the language, I practised the customs as well as I ever would, and I lived in the village as a member of it. I was a man and a hunter. I’d grown my own fields, proven myself to the Worodougou in every way I could. The reason I had come to the village—to find drinking water—felt like an old and confusing dream. I had gone here and there with Mamadou and…

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