By Wilfred Thesiger, Jon Lee Anderson
In the course of the years he spent one of the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq-long ahead of they have been nearly thoroughly burnt up by means of Saddam Hussein-Wilfred Thesiger got here to appreciate, respect, and percentage a life-style that had persevered for plenty of centuries. touring from village to village by means of canoe, he received attractiveness via meting out medication and treating the ailing. during this account of an almost misplaced civilization, he will pay tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, braveness, and persistence of the folks, and describes their amazing reed homes, the waterways and lakes teeming with flora and fauna, the herding of buffalo and looking of untamed boar, moments of tragedy, and moments of natural comedy in shiny, enticing element.
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The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger, Jon Lee Anderson