South From Barbary: Along The Slave Routes Of The Libyan Sahara

South From Barbary: Along The Slave Routes Of The Libyan Sahara by Justin Marozzi
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ISBN
9780006531173
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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"South from Barbary" - as nineteenth-century Europeans knew North Africa - is the compelling account of Justin Marozzi's 1500-mile journey by camel along the slave-trade routes of the Libyan Sahara.

Marozzi and his travelling companion Ned had never travelled in the desert, nor had they ridden camels before embarking on this expedition. Encouraged by a series of idiosyncratic Touareg and Tubbu guides, they learnt the full range of desert survival skills, including how to master their five faithful camels.

The caravan of two explorers, five camels with distinctive personalities and their guides undertook a gruelling journey across some of the most inhospitable territory on earth. Despite threats from Libyan officialdom and the ancient, natural hardships of the desert, Marozzi and Ned found themselves growing ever closer to the land and its people.

More than a travelogue, South from Barbary is a fascinating history of Saharan exploration and efforts by early British explorers to suppress the slave trade.
ISBN:
9780006531173
Publication Date:
01 / 07 / 2002
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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