In An Antique Land

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IN AN ANTIQUE LAND
by Amitav Ghosh
published by Granta Books

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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.

- paperback: 400 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9781847081940