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Voices of Arabia : Through the Eyes of the Greatest Travellers (Hardcover) (Eid Al-yahya)

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Arabia's life before the oil boom years is probably best known to international audiences through the works of Wilfred Thesiger, the remarkable British explorer famous for his narrative and photography of the Empty Quarter. But the account from the perspective of his Arab traveling companions, Bin Kabina, Bin Kabisha, and others, has never been told. Now in their eighties, these old timers are interviewed in this important new work, and the material is set down so future generations need not lose sight of their bedouin roots.

Surprising and enchanting by turns, these anecdotes of life growing up in tents where now the giant skyscrapers stand paint a picture of a beautiful and vastly different vanished Arabia.


Arabia's life before the oil boom years is probably best known to international audiences through the works of Wilfred Thesiger, the remarkable British explorer famous for his narrative and photography of the Empty Quarter. But the account from the perspective of his Arab travelling companions, Bin Kabina, Bin Kabisha, and others, has never been told. Now in their eighties, these old timers are interviewed in this important new work, and the material is set down so future generations need not lose sight of their bedouin roots.

Surprising and enchanting by turns, these anecdotes of life growing up in tents where now the giant skyscrapers stand paint a picture of a beautiful and vastly different vanished Arabia.

Number of Pages: 216.0
Genre: Travel, History, Photography
Sub-Genre: Middle East / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Eid Al-yahya
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2018
TCIN: 14610546
UPC: 9781908531346
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0885

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