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Odette du Puigaudeau is best known for her major ethnographic work, Arts et Coutumes des Maures, a detailed study, in words and drawings, of the cultural world of the nomads of Mauretania. The present work explains how she came to write it. Barefoot Through Mauretania is an account of her first journey across the country by camel in 1933-4, with her life-long companion, ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Hardinge Simpole Limited (first published January 1st 2006)
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My interest is triggered by reading of fascinating book; 'Skeletons on the Zahara' - after reading National Georgaphic's Adventure magazine & web site ( followed by entire text.

Background of 'Barefoot...': The Wreck of the Medusa - no more famous wreck on sandbars of Banc d'Arguin (7/2/1816) ~ (Saudi Aramco World magazine article Jul-Aug '12). The French captain forced the lone scullery maid onto the raft to face certain death, the rest of the women who
Interessantes Buch. Eine Abenteuerreise aus einer anderen Zeit, und doch habe ich die Eigenheiten der Nordafrikaner manchmal wiedererkannt, die mir im Urlaub dort auch begegnet sind.
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