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Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

Michael Jackson


We all experience qualms and anxieties when we move from the known to the unknown. Though our fulfillment in life may depend on testing limits, our faintheartedness is a reminder of our need for security and our awareness of the risks of venturing into alien worlds. Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea, this book creatively explores what it means to be buffeted by the unforeseen and the unknown. Celebrating the life-giving potential of people, places, and powers that lie beyond our established worlds, this book connects existential vitali ... More

Keywords: security, risks, vitality, Tom Lannon, Cambridge University, Sierra Leone, civil war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172356
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jackson, author
Harvard Divinity School

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