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on 16 February 2008
This is an excellent piece on the modern Tuareg in Algeria. It is hard to characterise the book as it is a story of the author's re-visit of the Tuareg after an absence of over twenty years, and clearly there have been many changes. It is predominantly a part-travel, part-historical and part-anthropological look at the Tuareg laced with diversionary looks at the vandalism of neolithic art sites by tourists and locals. The author, although no longer a spring chicken himself, is far from an armchair adventurer. He has a clear soft spot for the Tuareg and this makes them so much more real. There are also some points of high drama, which I will not spoil here, and the modern Tuareg who still live semi-nomadically have not lost their skills of survival.
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on 5 September 2013
Book arrived clean and in good condition. A thrilling true account of a man and his relationship with the Touareq mostly in Algeria. Yet to finish it but on my list.
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on 10 March 2013
Brilliant book and very good read. Thoroughly recommended if you want to know more about the Tuareg way of life.
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on 21 October 2001
Jeremy Keenan had spent time amongst the Tuareg of Ahaggar in Algeria in the sixties. He didn't return for over twenty years. Partly as he was fearful that people he had met and their way of life may have gone. This is simply the story of his return and some of the people he met and of some friends he rediscovered. It's a simple story well told.
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