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

A Reed Shaken by the Wind: Travels among the Marsh Arabs of Iraq

byGavin Maxwell

Kobo ebook | September 30, 2015

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The Marsh Arabs 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 sharp observation, honed as a naturalist and writer, has left an invaluable record of a unique community and a now-vanished way of life.
Title:A Reed Shaken by the Wind: Travels among the Marsh Arabs of IraqFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Eland PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780600607

ISBN - 13:9781780600604

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