Glory in a Camel's Eye: A Perilous Trek Through the Greatest African Desert
Marvelously entertaining and frequently harrowing, Glory in a Camel's Eye recounts the American travel writer Jeffrey Tayler's dangerous three-month journey across the Moroccan Sahara in the company of Arab nomads.
Glory in a Camel's Eye gives us an intimate, often surprising portrait of Saharan Africa: the cultural conflicts between native Berbers and Arabs, the clashes between devout desert-dwelling nomads and their city-dwelling counterparts. Fluent in Arabic, Tayler assembles an image of modern life very much at odds with our Western assumptions. He observes and reports "with eloquence and an eye for the improbable" (Outside).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debnance - LibraryThing
Tayler along with two guides takes off across the Sahara Desert. I can add this trip to the list of trips I will never take. Worst of all was the picture Tayler gives of his stop in the home of a ... Read full review
Glory in a camel's eye: trekking through the Moroccan SaharaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Tayler, a contributing editor to the Atlantic Monthly and frequent contributor to National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and Salon.com, has two previous travel narratives to his credit, Siberian ... Read full review