Afar, Poems, Books, Burgess, Blue

Our Common Story

Anna Badkhen | Granta | 16th April 2020

Exploring the Afar Triangle, a “speckled biochrome of thorn trees and rocky dirt the colour of eggshell” on Ethiopia’s Red Sea coast. “Seen from space, it has the shape of a womb. Afar is a womb. Fossils of the first of the human clade were found here, and the remains of some of our earliest Homo s…

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