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It is now over fifty years since I boarded the paddle-steamer at Aswan to take me
to Wadi Halfa. Nearly forty years earlier Kitchener had used similar boats during
his conquest of the Sudan. This one was spacious; my cabin was comfortable, ...
Then for four days, until once again we reached the Wadi Hawar, we rode across
endless small undulating dunes, a little group of men and camels reduced to utter
insignificance by the vast emptiness all around. I was exhilarated by the sense ...
Moore sent me off a few days later to the Zaghawa country, telling me to go north
from Tini to the wells at Sindia, somewhere in the desert to the north of the Wadi
Hawar. He said, 'These wells are a hang-out for scoundrels from both sides of ...
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A classic travelogue, plus a whole lot more, is “Life of my choice” (1987), by William Thesiger, who was born in Addis Ababa into a diplomat’s family, and went on to travel the country, and much ... Read full review
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Wilfred Thesiger is a legendary figure who roamed portions of the planet which were filled with hardships and extraordinary people. He was an Englishman when the British were "important" to everyone ... Read full review
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