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A Reed Shaken by the Wind : Travels Among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq - Gavin Maxwell

A Reed Shaken by the Wind

Travels Among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

Paperback Published: 28th November 2003
ISBN: 9780907871934
Number Of Pages: 236

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The Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq were one of the most isolated communities in the world. Few outsiders, let alone Europeans, had been permitted to travel through their homeland, a mass of tiny islands lost in a wilderness of reeds and swamps in southern Iraq. One of the few trusted outsiders was the legendary explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, who was Gavin Maxwell's guide to the intricate landscape, tribal customs and distinctive architecture of the Marsh Arabs. Thesiger's skill with a medicine chest and rifle assured them a welcome in every hamlet, and Maxwell's training as a naturalist and writer has left an invaluable record of a unique community and a vanished way of life. Published in 1983 as part of Penguin Books Travel Library.

"This is prose close to poetry, written by a man of great perception and understanding."

ISBN: 9780907871934
ISBN-10: 0907871933
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 28th November 2003
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.82  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Type: New edition

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