In An Antique Land

Amitav Ghosh

Published: 5 January 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 400 pages
ISBN: 9781847081940
£9.99

Overview

In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. When the author stumbles across a slave narrative in the margins of an ancient text, his curiosity is piqued. What follows is a ten year search, which brings author and slave together across 800 hundred years of colonial history. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, it offers a magical, intimate biography of the private life of a country, Egypt, from the Crusades to Operation Desert Storm.


About the author

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Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and is one of India's best-known writers. His books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide and Sea of Poppies, which was the first volume in the Ibis Trilogy. More about the author





 
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