The author of The Alleys of Marrakesh (see August 1, 1953 Bulletin, p. 516) who so enjoyed the company of the Moroccans,...

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JOURNEY TO THE PATHANS

The author of The Alleys of Marrakesh (see August 1, 1953 Bulletin, p. 516) who so enjoyed the company of the Moroccans, returns to another, more remote scene of his wanderings. The home of the Pakhtun tribes- since partition- is Pakistan bordering on Afghanistan, but the tribesmen are fierce individualists ruled only by their own laws. Visiting Peshawar, Karachi, traveling to Kabul, the author met old friends and heard how they had fared with the British withdrawn; he became embroiled in a blood feud and involved with a political fanatic who from Afghanistan advocated the existence of Pakhtunistan. The style is always personal and conversational, centered about personalities and incidents with a clever infusion of history and private knowledge of the people, the Mahsud, the Wazir, etc. While less shaped and finished than the earlier book, this too is unusual and often engaging.

Pub Date: March 3, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954

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