Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition

Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition

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Deep in the Sahara

Deep in the Sahara

Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and than anything, she wants to wear amalafa,the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public But it is not until Lalla realizes that amalafais not just worn to show a woman s

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nothing to Envy, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo a vivid narrative of Africans, many of them women, who are courageously resisting their continent s wave of fundamentalism.In A

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Travels in Mauritania

Travels in Mauritania

When Peter Hudson set off for Mauritania, he knew it only as a big blank space on a map of Africa Travelling from the capital, Nouakchott, hardly than a desert encampment, he found among the oases and ancient caravan towns a people in harmony with their harsh surroundings, and began to

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The Desert and the Drum (Dedalus Africa)

The Desert and the Drum (Dedalus Africa)

The Desert and the Drum is the first novel ever to be translated into English from Mauritania It won the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize in 2016.Everything changes for Rayhana when foreigners with strange machines arrive to mine for metal near her Bedouin camp One of them is the enigmatic Yahya Rayhana s

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Sahara

Sahara

Michael Palin s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean This was perhaps the greatest challenge yet to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.Shrugging aside the perils of camel stew and being

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Impossible Journey: Two Against The Sahara

Impossible Journey: Two Against The Sahara

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Under An African Sky: A journey to the climate frontline

Under An African Sky: A journey to the climate frontline

Peter Hudson has been visiting the same village in Mauritania on the remote edge of the Sahara for over twenty years This is the story of his most recent journey there an intense and engaging day by day account through which global change and inequality are made human The Sahel the shore of

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In February 1983 Ted Edwards completed a nineteen day trek of 350 miles across the waterless empty quarter of the South Western Sahara the longest self sufficient solo camel journey in history This is his story and it recounts not only the trek from Araouane to Oualata, but also the hazards of its

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Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora

Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora

A comprehensive study of the Eastern slave trade by an eminent British scholar A companion volume to The Black Diaspora, this groundbreaking work tells the fascinating and horrifying story of the Islamic slave trade Islam s Black Slaves documents a centuries old institution that still survives, and

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Desert Secrets

Desert Secrets

DEADLY PURSUIT When aid worker Lexi Shannon is abducted at gunpoint in Mali, she quickly learns her kidnappers are really after her brother and the money he s stolen Landing at the secluded desert compound, ex military pilot Colton Landry has a clear mission rescue his brother, who s being held

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Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11)

Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11)

1996, Egypt Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented

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Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground

Flightless: Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground

Is Getting There Really Half the Fun The 26 real life stories in this extraordinary collection explore the complexities, delights and insights of surface travel, from walking to pedal boating, from camels to cargo ships and anything from two to four wheels or no wheels at all Ever wondered just

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Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A Life

The Pulitzer Prize winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist

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