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Mali: the hot season is coming

Baz Lecocq (UGent)
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It’s the end of March. Iwalan, the hot season, has started in Northern Mali. I’m not talking about politics now, I’m simply talking about temperatures (in the shade) of over 45°Celcius / 110°Fahrenheit. The first time I ever spent the hot season in the Sahara, I learned how to drink two litres of water in under a minute, and how to eat: a lot, and heavy. Your body needs the energy to keep cool under the onslaught of a heat that does not even go below body temperature at night, when you lie outside in the middle of your roof terrace, trying to sleep, praying for a gust of wind. If you don’t eat enough, the feverish feeling you have the whole time because your body has trouble keeping itself on a stable 37°C will become a real fever, you fall sick.
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Mali drought rebellion MNLA

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Lecocq, Baz. 2012. “Mali: The Hot Season Is Coming.” African Arguments. London, UK: Royal African Society.
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Lecocq, B. (2012). Mali: the hot season is coming. African Arguments. London, UK: Royal African Society.
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Lecocq B. Mali: the hot season is coming. African Arguments. London, UK: Royal African Society; 2012.
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Lecocq, Baz. “Mali: The Hot Season Is Coming.” African Arguments 2012 : n. pag. Print.
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  author       = {Lecocq, Baz},
  keyword      = {Mali drought rebellion MNLA},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Royal African Society},
  series       = {African Arguments},
  title        = {Mali: the hot season is coming},
  url          = {http://africanarguments.org/2012/03/30/mali-the-hot-season-is-coming-by-baz-lecocq/},
  year         = {2012},
}