A Poet In the Ancient City
Chinguetti, in Mauritania, is the seventh holiest city in Sunni Islam. Once a global center of commerce and scholarship, forces as varied as geopolitics and climate change now threaten its existence. Here are some thoughts, photos and video from the ancient, disappearing city.
The road from anywhere to Chinguetti is one of shifting landscapes; a seemingly infinite sequencing of dusty lowlands, mountain passes, rocky plateaus, and desert seas…
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