In An Antique Land, Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9781847081940



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