In An Antique Land Paperback
by Amitav Ghosh
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: 05/01/2012
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9781847081940