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The Prophet's Camel Bell

by Margaret Laurence

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I had previously entered this book on LT under the title "New Wind in a Dry Land," under which it was published in the US. Only two other people have it under that name! Either way, this is a sensitively written description of Somalia -- British Somaliland, as it then was -- just after WWII, where the author lived with her husband, an engineer who was constructing reservoirs intended to help the Somalis survive the recurring droughts which regularly decimated the population. When I found this book in a thrift shop, I had never heard of Margaret Laurence, but she went on to be a distinguished Canadian poet and short story writer.
  sonofcarc | Oct 7, 2012 |
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...with photos from the author's personal collection, TPCB is part travelogue, part autobiography, part celebration of human nature...

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