Marvelously entertaining and frequently harrowing, Glory in a Camel's Eye recounts the American travel writer Jeffrey Tayler's dangerous three-month journey across the Moroccan Sahara in the company of Arab nomads. Glory in a Camel's Eye gives us an intimate, often surprising portrait of Saharan Africa: the cultural conflicts between native Berbers and Arabs, the clashes between devout desert-dwelling nomads and their city-dwelling counterparts. Fluent in Arabic, Tayler assembles an image of modern life very much at odds with our Western assumptions. He observes and reports "with eloquence and an eye for the improbable" (Outside).
About the Author
JEFFREY TAYLER is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, Harper’s Magazine, and National Geographic. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Facing the Congo, Angry Wind, and River of No Reprieve.
"Tayler offers us a memorable picture of a desiccated land and its survivors. Recommended for travel collections..." -Library Journal Library Journal
"Chronicl[es} the changing Saharawi culture with eloquence and an eye for the improbable..." -Outside Outside
"Unassuming, extremely informative and even entertaining." -Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating and informative book." -Booklist Booklist, ALA —