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- DescriptionThe Sahara: a dream-like far away landscape of TE Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger, Mad Max and Dune, but home to madic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks just over the horizon. Following in the footsteps of 16th century traveller Leo Africanus, Nicholas Jubber went on a turbulent adventure to the forgotten places of North Africa and the legendary Timbuktu. Once the seat of African civilization and home to the richest man who ever lived, this mythic city is w scarred by terrorist occupation and is so remote its own inhabitants hail you with the greeting, 'Welcome to the middle of where'. From the cattle markets of Atlas, across the Western Sahara and up the Niger river, Nicholas joins the camps of the Tuareg, Fulani, Berbers, and other communities to learn about their craft, their values and their place in the world. The Timbuktu School for Nomads is a unique look at a resilient city and how the mads pit ancient ways of life against the challenges of the 21st century.
- Author BiographyNicholas Jubber moved to Jerusalem after graduating from Oxford University. He'd been working two weeks when the intifada broke out and he started planning to travel the Middle East and East Africa. He has written two previous books, The Prester Quest (winner of the Dolman Prize) and Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard(shortlisted for the Dolman Prize). He has written for the Guardian, Observer, and the Globe and Mail.
- Author(s)Nicholas Jubber
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication08/09/2016
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNicholas Brealey Publishing
- Weight458 g
- Width154 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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