The Last Nomad

The Last Nomad

Honest and tender, The Last Nomad is a riveting coming-of-age story of resilience, survival, and the shifting definitions of home.

Author: Shugri Said Salh

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A vivid true story from one indomitable woman about her family's lost way of life. Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert. The last of her family to learn this once-common way of life, Salh found herself chasing warthogs, climbing termite hills, herding goats, and moving constantly in search of water and grazing lands with her nomadic family. For Salh, though the desert was a harsh place threatened by drought, predators, and enemy clans, it also held beauty, innovation, centuries of tradition, and a way for a young Sufi girl to learn courage and independence from a fearless group of relatives. Salh grew to love the freedom of roaming with her animals and the powerful feeling of community found in nomadic rituals and the oral storytelling of her ancestors. As she came of age, though, both she and her beloved Somalia were forced to confront change, violence, and instability. Salh writes with engaging frankness and a fierce feminism of trying to break free of the patriarchal beliefs of her culture, of her forced female genital mutilation, of the loss of her mother, and of her growing need for independence. Taken from the desert by her strict father and then displaced along with millions of others by the Somali Civil War, Salh fled first to a refugee camp on the Kenyan border and ultimately to North America to learn yet another way of life. Readers will fall in love with Salh on the page as she tells her inspiring story about leaving Africa, learning English, finding love, and embracing a new horizon for herself and her family. Honest and tender, The Last Nomad is a riveting coming-of-age story of resilience, survival, and the shifting definitions of home.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Nomad

The Last Nomad

Author: Wilfred Thesiger

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1035918262

Category: Middle East

Page: 304

View: 387

Categories: Middle East

The Last of the Nomads

The Last of the Nomads

Slowly we drove away from the waterhole, the home of the last nomads of the Mandildjara. It was, indeed, a moving moment. Ngarinarri, which had seen many of ...

Author: W. J. Peasley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458763068

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 534

The Last of the Nomads is the story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to remain in their country - the Western Gibson Desert region of Western Australia. After many years of drought - the worst this century - the Mandildjara held grave fears for the safety of Warri and Yatungka. Their chances of survival under such adverse conditions and without the support of younger tribesmen and women were extremely remote. So, at the request of the Aboriginal elders and with the guidance of Mudjon, an old friend of Warri's, Dr Peasley and his companions set out in search of the elderly couple. Thus began an extraordinary journey, a journey into the past to locate a man and woman pursuing a nomadic existence, as their people had done since the dawn of human occupation of Australia. W J Peasley's account of the events of that journey, his description of the country and of the emotional meeting in the desert are fascinating, thoughtful and, at times, extremely moving. The Last of the Nomads also provides an informative account of earlier Aboriginal habitation and the significance of the country to Aboriginal identity. A brief history of Wiluna, the famous Canning Stock Route and early European exploration, and an appreciation of Aboriginal-European relations help make this an important and absorbing book.
Categories: History

the last house of a nomad

the last house of a nomad

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Author: A. Taylor Greenquist

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557567089

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 150

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Categories: Architecture, Domestic

China s Last Nomads History and Culture of China s Kazaks

China s Last Nomads  History and Culture of China s Kazaks

The still-limited findings of archaeologists have begun to influence recent historical writing about the region, but only modestly.

Author: Linda Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315285191

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 686

This study, based on Chinese publications and archival materials as well as on recent fieldwork, provides an up-to-date treatment of Kazak history and culture, emphasizing the Kazaks in 20th-century China and, in particular, their status today as one of China's minority nationalities.
Categories: Medical

Passionate Nomad

Passionate Nomad

This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality.

Author: Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307756855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 123

A New York Times Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction “Highly readable biography . . . The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven . . . and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times Passionate Nomad captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by The Times of London as “the last of the Romantic Travellers” upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth century’s best-known woman traveler. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Stark’s astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consummate woman of letters. This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality. Praise for Passionate Nomad “Passionate Nomad is a work of nonfiction that reads and sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel. The story of Freya Stark is stunning, inspiring, sad, funny, unique, and moving. Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells it straight, but with a care for delicious detail and a sympathy for the characters that make this a truly special book.”—Jim Lehrer “Passionate Nomad supplies a fascinating individual thread in the tapestry of twentiethcentury Middle Eastern history. . . . [Geniesse] has achieved, in the end, an admirable focus, at once critical and sympathetic. . . . For all Stark’s unresolved contradictions, . . . her distinction as a latter-day woman of letters survives.”—The New York Times Book Review “Compulsively readable . . . [Geniesse] has done a thorough job re-creating the life of a woman many consider to be the last of the great romantic travelers.”—The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Nomad

The Last Nomad

Written by nameless faces out of the thrust for survival these are stories of hate, love, greed and belief. But everyone hates them; they bring us face to face with life - off guard and will-less.

Author: Heramb Sukhathankar

Publisher: PartridgeIndia

ISBN: 1482885581

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 317

Every moment of Rahul Gite's childhood has been etched with strange stories; untold stories from the dark and dreary lanes of thriving Shantinagar slum in Bombay. Written by nameless faces out of the thrust for survival these are stories of hate, love, greed and belief. But everyone hates them; they bring us face to face with life - off guard and will-less. Then there is Ryan Davis enjoying the ancient stories of myths and legends from his parents, sitting in the drawing room of a well furnished apartment in Sagamihara, Japan - the land of hope. Life in Sagamihara has been nothing short of a fairy tale; streets bathing in the beautiful pink cherry blossoms, autumn leaves floating at the mystical Lake Sagami and gigantic kites magnificently soaring in skies during the Sagami Giant Kites Festival. Life has become a story soaked in fantasy leaving Ryan longing for more. One day by happenstance, Rahul and Ryan meet each other at the crossroads of life. Will they have to let go the stories they have cherished?
Categories: Fiction

The Muslim World The last great Muslim empires

The Muslim World  The last great Muslim empires

The collapse of the Dzungarian empire — the last nomad empire in Central Asia -
removed the curbs formerly imposed on the Kazakhs and Kirghiz by the
Dzungars , who had restricted their movements and tried to confine them to the
oases .

Author: Bertold Spuler

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012173667

Category: Islamic countries

Page:

View: 280

Categories: Islamic countries

Raute A Journey to the Rautepeople the Last Nomads in Nepal

Raute  A Journey to the Rautepeople  the Last Nomads in Nepal

In the book you can read about my journey to the Rautepeople. I wrote the book in Danish and friends of mine have translated to Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and English. It is all in this book.

Author: Asbjørn Lind

Publisher: Books on Demand

ISBN: 8743009204

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 973

Raute are the last nomads in Nepal. One day I got a call for adventure, a call to visit them. In the book you can read about my journey to the Rautepeople. I wrote the book in Danish and friends of mine have translated to Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and English. It is all in this book.
Categories: Photography

Last of the Nomads

Last of the Nomads

... the last of the Aboriginal people left in the Western Gibson Desert and possibly the last nomads on the Australian continent to follow the way of life ...

Author: W J Peaseley

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1921696168

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 371

'Peasley's description of the events ... is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.' —Don Grant, Australian Book Review 'The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in the unrelenting western Gibson Desert region of WA, is fascinating reading.' — Chris Walters, The West Australian 'This is a most remarkable book about the recovery during the 1977 drought of an ailing Aboriginal nomadic couple, living in desert regions of Western Australia.' — The National Times Warri and Yatungka were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe of desert nomads to live permanently in the traditional way. Their deaths in the late 1970s marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 30,000 years. The Last of the Nomads tells of an extraordinary journey in search of Warri and Yatungka.
Categories: History

The Last Nomads

The Last Nomads

Warri and Yatungka of the Mandjildjara driven out of Gibson Desert by drought.

Author: William John Peasley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:953897765

Category:

Page:

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Warri and Yatungka of the Mandjildjara driven out of Gibson Desert by drought.
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Female Nomad and Friends

Female Nomad and Friends

In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels.

Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307588029

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 898

In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading—and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!
Categories: Travel

Africana

Africana

... peoples in his latest work “ Desert , Marsh and Mountain ” , which in its
American edition goes under the title of “ The Last Nomad " . It is also a detailed
pictorial record alternating from some breathtaking landscapes of the nomads '
habitat to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030767715

Category: Natural history

Page:

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Categories: Natural history

Star Nomad

Star Nomad

Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced space opera series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker. If you like to wait and binge-read, the series is now complete at eight novels.

Author: Lindsay Buroker

Publisher: Lindsay Buroker

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 695

The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 24.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} But she has a plan. Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them. Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again. Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced new series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker.
Categories: Fiction

The Nomad

The Nomad

Krapp ' s poem in ye last NOMAD . . . . . Contributors storming Room 203 for
literary aid , registration , mail , personal favors , and the 1001 things which make
life entertaining for all aboard . . . . . Borrie , sipping broth after a whirl - wind
morning ...

Author: California. State Relief Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005611830

Category: Unemployed

Page:

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Categories: Unemployed

The Last Wild Men of Borneo

The Last Wild Men of Borneo

Now he was heading up into the mountains in pursuit of the Penan, the last
nomads of the Borneo rain forest, a people who had remained mysterious until
the early twentieth century. “Indeed,” writes the anthropologist Bernard Sellato, “
though ...

Author: Carl Hoffman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062439048

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 551

A 2019 EDGAR AWARDS NOMINEE (BEST FACT CRIME) • A BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS FINALIST Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one. In 1984, Swiss traveler Bruno Manser joined an expedition to the Mulu caves on Borneo, the planet’s third largest island. There he slipped into the forest interior to make contact with the Penan, an indigenous tribe of peace-loving nomads living among the Dayak people, the fabled “Headhunters of Borneo.” Bruno lived for years with the Penan, gaining acceptance as a member of the tribe. However, when commercial logging began devouring the Penan’s homeland, Bruno led the tribe against these outside forces, earning him status as an enemy of the state, but also worldwide fame as an environmental hero. He escaped captivity under gunfire twice, but the strain took a psychological toll. Then, in 2000, Bruno disappeared without a trace. Had he become a madman, a hermit, or a martyr? American Michael Palmieri is, in many ways, Bruno’s opposite. Evading the Vietnam War, the Californian wandered the world, finally settling in Bali in the 1970s. From there, he staged expeditions into the Bornean jungle to acquire astonishing art and artifacts from the Dayaks. He would become one of the world’s most successful tribal-art field collectors, supplying sacred works to prestigious museums and wealthy private collectors. And yet suspicion shadowed this self-styled buccaneer who made his living extracting the treasure of the Dayak: Was he preserving or exploiting native culture? As Carl Hoffman unravels the deepening riddle of Bruno’s disappearance and seeks answers to the questions surrounding both men, it becomes clear saint and sinner are not so easily defined and Michael and Bruno are, in a sense, two parts of one whole: each spent his life in pursuit of the sacred fire of indigenous people. The Last Wild Men of Borneo is the product of Hoffman’s extensive travels to the region, guided by Penan through jungle paths traveled by Bruno and by Palmieri himself up rivers to remote villages. Hoffman also draws on exclusive interviews with Manser’s family and colleagues, and rare access to his letters and journals. Here is a peerless adventure propelled by the entwined lives of two singular, enigmatic men whose stories reveal both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the wildest place on earth.
Categories: History

Encyclopaedia of Afghanistan Afghanistan customs and traditions

Encyclopaedia of Afghanistan  Afghanistan  customs and traditions

In Afghanistan , unlike Iran , the nomad does not own grazing land , but simply
depends on traditional grazing rights , for ... Often the search for new grass
throws the group off its time schedule : in 1962 , the last nomads passed through
Darra ...

Author: S. Ram

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025819397

Category: Afghanistan

Page:

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Categories: Afghanistan