Cover illustration by Éric Péladeau

One Way West

Co-translation of a condensed excerpt from the novel Un passage vers l’Occident by Didier Leclair
JONAH magazine, February 15, 2015

“The small fishing boat taking Africans to the coast of Spain was heaving in high waves. Each time the hull pounded the water, the passengers cried out in panic. None of them was used to being on a boat. For some, it was their first time out on the open water and they vowed it would be their last. Drenched with spray, they clung to their seats and the side of the boat, determined to set foot on Spanish soil. All seven were desperate to reach Europe and escape the poverty and fratricidal wars in their homelands.”

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