« Blessing’s voyage, from Nigeria to Mauritania, lasted for three years. Nouadhibou was her final stop – a place where thousands originating from West Africa congregate, waiting to make it over to the Canary Islands by canoe. Blessing made no mention of prostitution. But I was well aware of the healthy business of migrants selling their bodies in Mauritania… In the shadows of Fortress Europe. »
Extract from Femmes du Monde, Gallimard Edition 2007.