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Looking for Michael by Sarah Hegarty ‘What brings you to Africa, Jill?’ Dana’s voice rises and falls behind me in the afternoon heat. She appeared at my door ten minutes ago, opening it as she knocked. I was sitting at my desk, thinking about Michael. Now I can tell she’s scanning the small room, searching for photographs of grandchildren; maybe an airmail letter; proof that someone cares. I keep my back to her. ‘Oh, you know – to do my bit for humanity.’