Tales of Libya
In an article published in the New York Review of Books, Libya specialist Frederic Wehrey discusses the Desert Encounter, a book recounting the travels and thoughts of Knud Holmboe in 1930’s Libya. Holmboe has often been compared to the mythic Lawrence of Arabia, though the two characters differ. Wehrey recounts Holmboe’s story as he travels through the Italian colonies of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica in a compelling manner, and also draws parallel between Holmboe’s experience of Libya and the current times, deploring the persisting chaos in Libya.
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