Composed by stories and adventures lived by a young Brazilian agronomist in the Niger, Africa, by the end of the seventies, this book narrates three years of experiences among the ethnicities of Hausa, Tuareg and Peul. As the author was an exile in France, having escaped the military regime in Brazil, his purpose was a research commissioned by a French scientific institution to study the vegetation, agriculture and culture of the region, in the southern frontier of the Sahara.
In this period, he lived in small villages with peasants and blacksmiths, wandered with nomad shepherds from Sahel and Sahara, and shared the day by day life of the people, with their challenges and extraordinary happenings.
He had access to secrets, rites, knowledge and mysteries of different ethnic traditions. Having promised to keep a 30-year secret of several of his experiences, he waited for time to pass by and allow him to speak and tell these marvelous stories, his voice multiplied by the narrative of Magami and the Armless Wife.
Publication/Status: by Record (Brazil) in 2015.
French sample translation.