- The Artist
The Zambezi is a seasonal river, flowing into the heart of the Kalahari and fanning out in shallow tributaries along the Delta in Botswana. I had been camping on a tiny island on that river when I saw the matriarch lead her family across. They moved without making the tiniest sound, vanishing as a mirage into the tall papyrus on the far bank.
This is, very much, a piece about family.