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Friday, August 12, 2005

I Didn't Die

Man. I have been feeling so weird being alive. I like living, no doubt. But, Akilah is gone. She passed away last weekend from Malaria. She caught it while in Namibia visiting her father and doing an internship at the national radio station. I was all over North and West Africa, where the mosquitoes are as plump as my thumb and filled with the parasite that causes Malaria. I had a bottle of anti-malaria medication that I ignored. I was in the Sahel, the desert and marsh savannahs. I didn't catch Malaria. Thank God, I suppose. But, still, I escaped death by this much. Scary.


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