Down the Nile
Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
By (author) Rosemary Mahoney
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Down the Nile by Rosemary Mahoney
Book DescriptionWhen Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she discovered modern Egypt for herself. As a rower, she faced crocodiles and testy river currents; as a female, she confronted deeply-held beliefs about foreign women while cautiously remaining open to genuine friendship; and, as a traveller, she experienced events that ranged from the humorous to the hair-raising - including an encounter that began as one of the most frightening of her life and ended as an edifying and chastening lesson in human nature and cultural misunderstanding. Whether she's meeting Nubians and Egyptians, or finding connections to Westerners who travelled up the Nile in earlier times - Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert among them - Mahoney's informed curiosity about the world never ceases to captivate the reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316019019
(216mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rosemary Mahoney
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My Path Leads to Tibet, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Rosemary Mahoney
She was twenty-six, blonde and beautiful, sensitive and intelligent ... and blind. Alone, she set off to help the blind of Tibet. Here is the incredible story of a woman many have called a contemporary Mother Teresa.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Mahoney
Rosemary Mahoney is the author of The Early Arrival of Dreams, a New York Times Notable Book in 1990; Whoredom in Kimmage, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1994; A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman; and The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground. She has received a Whiting Writer's Award
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