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

Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early 19th century Reader and protagonist alike are challenged into new ways of understanding culture clash, slavery and the place of Islam in the social fabric of desert dwelling peoples In a calm May morning in 1815, Cap

Nadia the Willful

This moving and universal story features a strong, feisty heroine Booklist, starred review whose determination to overcome her feelings of loss after her brother dies helps her father, a Bedouin sheik, discover the power of love and remembrance Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field

Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution

The Western Sahara conflict has proven to be one of the most protracted and intractable struggles facing the international community Pitting local nationalist determination against Moroccan territorial ambitions, the dispute is further complicated by regional tensions with Algeria and the geo strat

Mira si yo te querré

Ni el tiempo ni el desierto pueden frenar al amor El hallazgo inesperado de una vieja fotograf a har que Montse Cambra, una doctora de cuarenta y cuatro a os, abandone su Barcelona natal para buscar a su primer amor Comienza as un viaje que la llevar hasta el Sahara El af n de supervivencia y

Profit Over Peace in Western Sahara

Profit over Peace in Western Sahara examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of Africa s last colony Not well known to the wider public, the territory of Western Sahara is considered by the United Nations to be awaiting decolonization Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a

The Forbidden Coast

The Rio de Oro, a Spanish possession on the north west coast of Africa, is not a particularly important area in a world preoccupied with either trade or strategy But to an ardent Hispanophile like John Lodwick, it represented a goal made all the desirable by the official barriers placed in his

Desert Drive: A zine about crossing the Sahara

This is the story of a 2011 2012 road trip from Spain to Gambia, part of the Plymouth Banjul Banger Rally In it, I talk about all kinds of stuff Western Sahara separatism, the Chinese mafia in Nouakchott and the slippery fixers we dealt with along the way There s also a poo story I don t talk

Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World

Prior to gaining international renown for his definitive biography of Che Guevara and first hand reporting on the war in Iraq for the New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson wrote Guerrillas, a pioneering account of five diverse insurgent movements around the world the mujahedin of Afghanistan, the FMLN of El

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

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


Having walked than 3,000 miles from Trafalgar Square to Morocco, Paula Constant finds herself at the westernmost edge of the Sahara Desertand the brink of sanity Sahara is the story of Paula s struggle to overcome her innermost demons and take control of her journey, her camels, and the men sh

The Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia

Northwestern Africa, known as the Maghreb, consists of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara Recent changes in the political climate including the collapse of the Libyan regime in October 2011 and structural factors, such as the decolonization of the countries within the