The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)

The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics)


through the years he spent one of the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq Wilfred Thesiger got here to appreciate, recognize and proportion a life-style that had continued for lots of centuries. traveling from village to village via canoe, he received reputation by way of meting out medicinal drugs and treating the ill. during this account of his time there he will pay tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, braveness and patience of the folks, describes their remarkable reed homes, the waterways and lakes teeming with flora and fauna, the herding of buffalo and searching of untamed boar, moments of tragedy and moments of natural comedy, all in vibrant, attractive aspect. Untouched by means of the trendy global until eventually lately, those self sufficient humans, their lifestyle and their atmosphere have suffered frequent destruction less than the regime of Saddam Hussein. Wilfred Thesiger's fabulous account of his time spent between them is a relocating testomony to their now threatened tradition and the panorama they inhabit.

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