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The Land of an African Sultan: Travels in Morocco

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"There are men," say the Moors, "who have come from islands far away to the west, upon the great ocean, to see Morocco. Like all the world, they know that there is no other land to compare to it…"'

Walter Harris and Morocco are inextricably linked. For 35 years, he immersed himself in the culture and way of life of Morocco in a way that few ever had before. At a time when t
Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dec 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
Perhaps because of the age of the book and the style of writing fitting to an 18-century tale, this was a total miss for me. Too many lengthy descriptions (of hunting, floods, types of donkeys they rode), and not enough of Moroccan flair or culture. Rarely does a travel book turn out so boring!
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very engaging read if you can look beyond the rampant and totally unapologetic racism of the British imperialist mindset. Wonderful vignettes and anecdotes of life and travel in Morocco in 1898.
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