Exploring the baobab forests of Senegal, former fellow Jori Lewis (Senegal, 2011-13) muses on the tree’s, and humanity’s, resilience in an essay for Emergence Magazine.

“Baobab trees are thought to be the homes of spirits par excellence here, a belief that is shared in many places across Africa,” she writes. “Maybe they got this reputation because their steady presence in communities and their slow rate of aging make them seem eternal?”


Read here.


Photo: A baobab tree on the Casamance River in Senegal (Nikocra, Wikimedia Commons)