“Even before the crisis, our lives were hard,” says Sandy, “but I fear now they have become impossible. It is difficult to keep the wells in good condition, or to get medicine for our animals, and the biggest problem is finding pasture. There is no grass any more—that’s why the animals are dying. We used to get help from people in the town, but now no one wants to come and visit us. We have been abandoned.”
New: Read Nick's latest article about the crisis in Mali.
A la barbe des Ayatollahs - the French edition of Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard, shortlisted for the Toison d'Or travel book prize.
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Nick's book about his travels in Iran and Afghanistan, runner-up in the 2011 Dolman/Authors Club Travel Book Award - Britain's top travel book prize.
"a sumptuous, entertaining and informative historical romp."
OF THE AUTHORS CLUB/DOLMAN
BEST DEBUT TRAVEL BOOK AWARD 2006
In 2001, Nicholas Jubber travelled from Venice to Africa to deliver a medieval letter at the tomb of an Ethiopian king. Along the way, he and his friend Mike met Yassir Arafat and a Nobel prize-winning novelist, visited refugee camps and Crusader castles, stayed on a Sudanese farm and partied in the nightclubs of Beirut. This is the story of a journey straddling three continents and ten countries,
full of the exuberance of youth.