Children of Allah


This is the story of a compassionate, intelligent American woman and how she was drawn to the people of Libya, the citizens of a rugged new Arab state ravaged by war, caught between sea and Sahara, struggling to catch up with the modern world. For nine years (1955-1964) Agnes Newton Keith lived in Libya where her forester husband, Harry Keith, was working on a U.N. mission to replant forests, revitalize oases and extend irrigation. Mrs. Keith’s compassion allowed her to be admitted to homes and confidences foreigners rarely enjoy. Here she came to know the nomadic Tuaregs, descendants of the great warriors. She writes of the Roman ruins, the ancient rock pictures, the mirages and the driving sandstorms, in a land where every drought, disaster and good fortune is accepted as the will of Allah.



H/b in nice clean boards,in pictorial d/w,slightly chipped and edge-worn.Size 9×6 pp 471,inc,index,sketches in text,no plates as such,but some v/g pen drawings.that inc.frontispiece.Maps to both front and back p/d’s and e/p’s.Hinges and binding firm.Clean and bright throughout.A v/g-v/g clean copy.


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