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The Resource Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff, Rosemary Mahoney

Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff, Rosemary Mahoney

Label
Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff
Title
Down the Nile
Title remainder
alone in a fisherman's skiff
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Mahoney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with a skiff and a window into the culturally and materially impoverished lives of rural Egyptians. Egyptian women don't row on the Nile, and tourists aren't allowed to for safety's sake. Mahoney endured extreme heat during the day, and a terror of crocodiles while alone in her boat at night. Whether confronting deeply held beliefs about non-Muslim women, finding connections to past chroniclers of the Nile, or coming to the dramatic realization that fear can engender unwarranted violence, Mahoney's informed curiosity about the world, her prose, and her wit never fail to captivate.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
916.204/55
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT116
LC item number
.M35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff, Rosemary Mahoney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273)
Control code
ocm73993393
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780316107457
Lccn
2006034168
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)73993393
Label
Down the Nile : alone in a fisherman's skiff, Rosemary Mahoney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-273)
Control code
ocm73993393
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780316107457
Lccn
2006034168
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)73993393

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