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The Prophet's Camel Bell

(1963)
(A book in the African series)
A novel by

 
 
In the 1960s, Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland in Africa with her engineer husband in the hope that friendliness and a liberal outlook would suffice to bridge the differences between East and West. But she soon be gan to discover the complexity and difficulty in any attempted communication between peoples of widely different cultures, religions, and ways of looking at life. Living out in camp, the author gradually came to know something of the life of the no madic camel-herding Somalis, and to have a deep regard for these desert people who must struggle incessantly for survival in their barren land, but who manage also to produce many skilled orators, poets, and storytellers. Of all this, Mrs. Laurence writes delightfully; with humour, keen observation and humanity, with vivid descriptions of the country and the Somalis she met.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Prophet's Camel Bell: A Memoir of Somaliland
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-226-47007-5 / 978-0-226-47007-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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January 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Prophet's Camel Bell
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4629-4 / 978-0-7710-4629-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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October 1988 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Prophet's Camel Bell
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4706-1 / 978-0-7710-4706-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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1963 : Canada Paperback
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Title: the Prophet's Camel Bell
Author(s): Margaret LAURENCE
ISBN: 0-7710-4705-3 / 978-0-7710-4705-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Prophet's Camel Bell: A Memoir of Somaliland
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Prophet's Camel Bell
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA