In 1950, as a tender bride, Margaret Laurence set out together with her engineer husband to what was once then Somaliland: a British protectorate in North Africa few Canadians had ever heard of. Her account of this voyage into the wilderness is stuffed with wit and astonishment. Laurence in truth portrays the trouble of colonial relationships and the disappointment of attempting to get in addition to Somalis who had no cause to belief outsiders. There are moments of shock and discovery while Laurence exclaims on the fantastic thing about a flock of birds simply to find that they're locusts, or deals clinical aid to impoverished friends purely to be faced with how little she will be able to aid them. in the course of her remain, Laurence strikes earlier false impression the Somalis and springs to respect memorable members: a storyteller, a poet, a camel-herder. The Prophet’s Camel Bell is either a desirable account of Somali tradition and British colonial characters, and a lyrical description of lifestyles within the desert.
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