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Booktalk: Author of “Men of Salt,” Michael Benanav

Posted: January 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm by , in Booktalk, Metro Arts

Adventurer and author Michael Benanav describes crossing the Sahara desert on a camel for nearly 40 days. Michael traveled on the back of a camel from Timbuktu to the salt mines deep in the Mali desert. He traveled eighteen hours daily in a camel caravan with men whose tribes have made this journey for salt — once worth its weight in gold — for many centuries.


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