Great reading, I read the entire post twice just to make sure I did not miss anything.
I have never had the chance to see the main land of Africa (made is to the Cape Verde islands), but my father lived in South Africa for many years before making it to the USA back in 1959, he then again moved to Nigeria around 1989 and lived there for a few years prior to his death in 1994. I never truly understood his obsession with Africa, after reading this, I am starting to understand the draw to this magical place, thanks for helping me open my eyes!
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