Deep in the Sahara

14 July 2020 | By Kelly Cunnane | Filed in: mauritania.

Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and than anything, she wants to wear a malafa, the colorful cloth Mauritanian women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public But it is not until Lalla realizes that a malafa is not just worn to show a woman

The Desert and the Drum (Dedalus Africa)

14 July 2020 | By Mbarek Ould Beyrouk | Filed in: mauritania.

The Desert and the Drum is the first novel ever to be translated into English from Mauritania It won the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize in 2016.Everything changes for Rayhana when foreigners with strange machines arrive to mine for metal near her Bedouin camp One of them is the enigmatic Yahya Rayhana s

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

14 July 2020 | By Alexis Okeowo | Filed in: mauritania.

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nothing to Envy, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo a vivid narrative of Africans, many of them women, who are courageously resisting their continent s wave of fundamentalism.In A Moo

Travels in Mauritania

14 July 2020 | By Peter Hudson | Filed in: mauritania.

When Peter Hudson set off for Mauritania, he knew it only as a big blank space on a map of Africa nTravelling from the capital, Nouakchott, hardly than a desert encampment, he found among the oases and ancient caravan towns a people in harmony with their harsh surroundings, and began to unders


14 July 2020 | By Michael Palin | Filed in: mauritania.

Michael Palin s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean This was perhaps the greatest challenge yet to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.Shrugging aside the perils of camel stew and being ru

The Shadow of the Sun

14 July 2020 | By Ryszard Kapuściński | Filed in: mauritania.

In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland s state newspaper From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursu

Under An African Sky: A journey to the climate frontline

14 July 2020 | By Peter Hudson | Filed in: mauritania.

Peter Hudson has been visiting the same village in Mauritania on the remote edge of the Sahara for over twenty years This is the story of his most recent journey there an intense and engaging day by day account through which global change and inequality are made human n nThe Sahel the shore of

To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa

14 July 2020 | By Nina Sovich | Filed in: mauritania.

Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler Yet at the age of thirty four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fea

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14 July 2020 | By Ted Edwards | Filed in: mauritania.

In February 1983 Ted Edwards completed a nineteen day trek of 350 miles across the waterless empty quarter of the South Western Sahara the longest self sufficient solo camel journey in history nThis is his story and it recounts not only the trek from Araouane to Oualata, but also the hazards of its

Islam's Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora

14 July 2020 | By Ronald Segal | Filed in: mauritania.

A comprehensive study of the Eastern slave trade by an eminent British scholar n nA companion volume to The Black Diaspora, this groundbreaking work tells the fascinating and horrifying story of the Islamic slave trade Islam s Black Slaves documents a centuries old institution that still survives, an

Desert Secrets

14 July 2020 | By Lisa Harris | Filed in: mauritania.

DEADLY PURSUIT n nWhen aid worker Lexi Shannon is abducted at gunpoint in Mali, she quickly learns her kidnappers are really after her brother and the money he s stolen Landing at the secluded desert compound, ex military pilot Colton Landry has a clear mission rescue his brother, who s being held

Sahara (Dirk Pitt, #11)

14 July 2020 | By Clive Cussler | Filed in: mauritania.

1996, Egypt Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented p