Madagascar Market

Filmmaker Celia Beasley packed up and decided to just bail on life as she knew it. Where did she decide to go? To the island of Madagascar. That’s taking leave. In this charming radio piece on NPR she talks about the travails of trying to but her dinner at the Madagascar market. Well, almost. She finds the process taxing and then decides to head to Jumbo, the nearby supermarket, whose goods are for the most part out of reach of the average Madagascaran (??). But then she reconsiders and plunges back into the market, and delivers this fascinating portrait of a place most of us will never know.