Published by Darf in 2001
First published in 1926, In Barbary was written in order to answer such ignorance, and the result is a volume which does indeed challenge the received opinions of the time – which refuses either to positively sanction or condemn out-of-hand policies of the occupying French, and which takes issue with the image of the Berbers as crude and uncultured.
Bu whilst this book is crammed with information – historical and otherwise – in support of these arguments, its value derives not only from the facts but from the energy and colour that Powell’s forthright and flamboyant personality gives to them. In Barbary is thus not only instructive but an absolute pleasure to read.
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