Desert Encounter. An Adventurous Journey Through Italian Africa.

London, Bombay, Sydney: George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., 1936. 8.5" x 5.5". 282pp. Maroon cloth, in dust wrapper. Spine slightly faded, else near fine condition. The jacket is heavily worn and tape repaired. The author was a convert to Islam who attempted to drive a car from Morocco to Egypt in 1930, studying Arab culture as he traveled. Journeying with an American acquaintance and a young Arab boy, their car broke down in Libya. After wandering lost in the desert for ten days they enteres the Italian stronghold of Italian Cyrenaica. From there his journey was a revelation of the heavy handed and cruel colonial policies of the Italians in North Africa. The Italians accused him of being a spy, he was imprisoned by the Italians, captured by Bedouins, deported to Benghazi and Egypt, and eventually murdered by marauding Arabs in Arabia. Item #28724

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