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The Resource Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel, Jeffrey Tayler

Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel, Jeffrey Tayler

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Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel
Title
Angry wind
Title remainder
through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Tayler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Tayler penetrates one of the most isolated, forbidding regions on earth -- the Sahel. This lower expanse of the Sahara marks the southern limit of Islam"s reach on the continent. It boasts such mythologized places as Mopti and Timbuktu, as well as Africa"s poorest countries, Chad and Niger. In parts of the Sahel, hardline Sharia law rules and slaves are still traded. Racked by lethal harmattan winds, chronic civil wars, and grim Islamic fundamentalism, it is not the ideal place for a traveler with a U.S. passport. Tayler?nds genuine danger in many guises, from drunken soldiers to a thieving teenage mob. But he also encounters patience and generosity of the sort only Africans can achieve. Traveling overland by the same rickety means as the natives themselves -- tottering, overfull buses, bush taxis with holes in their?oors, disgruntled camels -- he uses his?uency in French and Arabic (the region"s lingua francas) to illuminate its roiling, enigmatic cultures and connect with its inhabitants as no other Western writer could. ' from publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tayler, Jeffrey
Dewey number
916.604/33
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT528
LC item number
.T39 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sahel
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Travel
  • Africa
  • Islam
  • Sahel
  • Sahel Description and travel
  • Islam Sahel
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Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel, Jeffrey Tayler
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Piste to Wadai
  • 30
  • 4
  • Abeche
  • 46
  • 5
  • Desert of Daggers
  • 61
  • 6
  • Prologue: The Challenge of the Sahel
  • The Guns of Faya Largeau
  • 76
  • 7
  • The Sultan of Kanem
  • 96
  • 8
  • Nigeria Agonistes
  • 105
  • 9
  • Fear and Faith in Maiduguri
  • 1
  • 117
  • 10
  • Return to Kano
  • 133
  • 11
  • The Mujahid of Sokoto
  • 143
  • 12
  • Torture in Zinder
  • 152
  • 1
  • 13
  • Fetters of Bronze in Ayorou
  • 169
  • 14
  • Gao
  • 177
  • 15
  • Sailing the Niger to Timbuktu
  • 190
  • 16
  • Mahamat of N'Djamena
  • Dance of the Desert
  • 203
  • 17
  • Djenne's Bitter Winds
  • 216
  • 18
  • Death in the Sun
  • 231
  • 19
  • Misere!
  • 10
  • 236
  • 20
  • The Coast of Slaves
  • 242
  • 2
  • Pari-Vente
  • 23
Control code
ocm56198705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9780618334674
Lccn
2004054066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56198705
  • (OCoLC)56198705
Label
Angry wind : through Muslim black Africa by truck, bus, boat, and camel, Jeffrey Tayler
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Piste to Wadai
  • 30
  • 4
  • Abeche
  • 46
  • 5
  • Desert of Daggers
  • 61
  • 6
  • Prologue: The Challenge of the Sahel
  • The Guns of Faya Largeau
  • 76
  • 7
  • The Sultan of Kanem
  • 96
  • 8
  • Nigeria Agonistes
  • 105
  • 9
  • Fear and Faith in Maiduguri
  • 1
  • 117
  • 10
  • Return to Kano
  • 133
  • 11
  • The Mujahid of Sokoto
  • 143
  • 12
  • Torture in Zinder
  • 152
  • 1
  • 13
  • Fetters of Bronze in Ayorou
  • 169
  • 14
  • Gao
  • 177
  • 15
  • Sailing the Niger to Timbuktu
  • 190
  • 16
  • Mahamat of N'Djamena
  • Dance of the Desert
  • 203
  • 17
  • Djenne's Bitter Winds
  • 216
  • 18
  • Death in the Sun
  • 231
  • 19
  • Misere!
  • 10
  • 236
  • 20
  • The Coast of Slaves
  • 242
  • 2
  • Pari-Vente
  • 23
Control code
ocm56198705
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9780618334674
Lccn
2004054066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56198705
  • (OCoLC)56198705

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