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Jul 27, 2015 Lizzie rated it liked it
I picked this almost at random, long before I knew of Keenan's rich second life as a professional conspiracy theorist. The Tuareg is an early work from the 70s, and is initially difficult of which to make heads or tails. However, if you ignore the book's pretensions to geography, ethnography, and subtle self-aggrandizement, what comes through is a fascinating snapshot of the Kel Ahaggar at a moment of transition. Keenan's reconstruction of late 19th and early 20th century local history is fascin ...more