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The Return
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"When Qaddafi took my father," Hisham Matar writes in the long-awaited nonfiction account of his father's disappearance, "he placed me in a space not much bigger than the cell Father was in. I paced back and forth, anger in one direction, hatred in the other, until I could feel my insides grow small and hard."

Blue Man Coup: How Gadhafi's Mercenaries Broke Mali
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Everything that rises must converge, and in 2012, an uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, US counterterrorism, cocaine smuggling and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earthAn uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu has kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, U counterterrorism, and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earth.

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