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This book follows the author on a personal journey into the Sahara and examination into the racist assumptions of those writers who have gone before him. Taking as a metaphor the divers who cleaned out desert wells, Lindqvist drags to the surface the story of colonial slaughter and sexual exploitation which contaminate his boyhood idols.

Synopsis:

Desert Divers, shortlisted for the 2001 Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Book Award, is, by turns, a travel book, confessional narrative, and history of French colonialism in North Africa. Following in the steps of Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Andre Gide, Sven Lindqvist dives into his own dreams and past while exploring the dark side of history the colonial slaughter and sexual exploitation that allowed Europeans to conduct their one-sided affair with the Sahara.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781862075078
Translator:
Tate, Joan
Author:
Tate, Joan
Author:
Lindqvist, Sven
Publisher:
Granta Books (UK)
Location:
London
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Sahara
Subject:
TRAVEL / Adventure
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 96-141
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Desert Divers, shortlisted for the 2001 Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Book Award, is, by turns, a travel book, confessional narrative, and history of French colonialism in North Africa. Following in the steps of Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Andre Gide, Sven Lindqvist dives into his own dreams and past while exploring the dark side of history the colonial slaughter and sexual exploitation that allowed Europeans to conduct their one-sided affair with the Sahara.
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