A Banana Tree Is No Coincidence
Spanish; Castilian, English
San Sebastian is a tourist city, whose IVF clinics and non-native plants attract thousands of tourists every year. Speaking with Shashi, I started making connections between fertility treatment campaigns and the way banana plants reproduce. I wanted to know if the people of San Sebastian knew how the plants had gotten there in the first place. Who would consider it important to know about the origins of a plant that serves as garden decoration? A plant whose product has been the cause of violence, corruption, and exploitation?