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Smara, the Forbidden City: Being the Journal of Michel Vieuchange While Traveling Among the Independent Tribes of South Morocco and Rio de Oro

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They say all true stories end in death. Smara, The Forbidden City is a true story. In the fall of 1930, a young Frenchman named Michel Vieuchange staggered out of the Moroccan desert into the town of Tiznit where he collapsed, wracked by dysentery; a few days later, he was dead. Two months earlier, on the evening of September 10, Vieuchange had stripped off his European cl ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Ecco Press
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Michel is so, so clearly a proto-hipster.
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Gritty travel story of a young Frenchman who travels to Smara in 1930. He becomes the first western to see the ancient city in Northern Africa. Interesting if not disturbing account.
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