Tuareg, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The Tuaregs are the true sons of the desert. They can survive in the harshest of conditions like nobody else.

The noble inmouchar Gazel Sayah, is the master of a large extension of the desert.

One day, two fugitives arrive from the north and Gazel, following his ancient and sacred hospitality laws, gives them shelter.

However, Gazel doesn't realise that his act of kindness will lead him towards a deadly adventure. "Tuareg" is a classic epic and at the same time a beautiful rendition to one of the most singular cultures in the world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781846941924



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Let us get the quibbles out of the way. It is a translation and the English suffers, too often the language is stultified and just fails to carry the moment. I had high expectations of being rewarded with insights into the world of the Tuaregs. Yes insights offered, but so often they collapsed into platitudes. Almost a sentimentalisation of a noble nation. Impossible perhaps to capture the magic of desert life in words and convey that to an audience with no connect. Yet that was what the author set out to do and for me failed, not completely, but I was not transported.Apart from that a readable page turner with an ever evolving plot twisting around and back over itself in a very satisfying manner, until the final ironic conclusion. Heroic yet founded on one so unassuming. Creditability was seriously stretched but I was left with just enough curiosity to turn the next page. So it worked.Put down the book disappointed, not a reading journey I would choose to make and too little to take away for the time devoted to it. Liked this cover!

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