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Night lightning and thunder split the Saharan. In north Niger, hefty rain and wind smashed to the commodious goatskin tent of a Tuareg tribesman known as Tafan and their household, snapping a tent pole and tumbling the tent towards the ground.
Huddling in a tiny, tattered tent nearby had been an extra household, a person, a lady and their four kiddies. Tafan ordered the girl, Asibit, to get outside and stand into the face that is full of storm while keeping the pole constant, keeping their tent upright until the rainfall and wind ceased.
Asibit obeyed because, like thousands of other Nigeriens, she was created as a servant caste that extends back centuries.