From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937

From the Sahara to Samarkand Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes The extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert sailed across the Red Sea and trekked than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia She wrote some thirty books about these and other journey

  • Title: From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937
  • Author: Rosita Forbes Margaret Bald
  • ISBN: 9781604190304
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • The extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert, sailed across the Red Sea, and trekked than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia She wrote some thirty books about these and other journeys, as well as biographies, histories, novels, and memoirs She was a widely published journalist and commentator on international affairs, a popular lecturer, and a docuThe extraordinary Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan desert, sailed across the Red Sea, and trekked than a thousand miles into remote Abyssinia She wrote some thirty books about these and other journeys, as well as biographies, histories, novels, and memoirs She was a widely published journalist and commentator on international affairs, a popular lecturer, and a documentary filmmaker Her story deserves to be retold and her writing discovered by a new generation.

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    1. It is somewhat ironical that Rosita Forbes is proudly and reproachfully informed by a daughter of the Hadramauti in Madi, that “I was born in this room [of the harem] and I have never left it! Women should be taken care of and given all that they can desire, but of what use is freedom?” Forbes was the archetypical adventurer in an age in which followers of the suffragette movement were still having militantly to assert their rights to female emancipation. Often taking on the guise of a local [...]

    2. Excerpts from the writings of the fascinating and intrepid Rosita Forbes who traveled extensively in the Middle East and Asia in a more innocent age. Her descriptions are fascinating and often poignant, as this passage, describing her visit to the great Buddhas of Bamyan, Afghanistan. "but in all history there can never have been destruction more complete than that which was wrought at the foot of the indestructible Buddhas by the order of Genghis Khan. There is nothing left in the valley."And n [...]

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