Modou Peh had a Toubab. He had acquired her quite by accident: going home one day empty-handed from the beach. She had stopped him, and asked for directions back to her hotel. Directions turned into a request to go with her where she was going, and then into spending the whole day - and that night - together. Now she was Modou Peh's toubab, and they trooped around town together, during the day, as he took her to the museum and the tourist market.
When they made love they did it with the lights on, for reasons she could not explain, even to herself. She had insisted on this, from the beginning. In her hotel room with the lights on they sat on the bed naked, his penis limp and hanging down. Her breasts sagged, and covered half her stomach, nipples long and drooping extended from them, white and old.