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Secret of the Sahara: Kufara

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Rosita Forbes takes readers on a captivating journey in "Secret of the Sahara: Kufara." Her vivid descriptions of the Sahara Desert transport you to another world, full of mystery and danger. The characters are well-developed and the plot is fast-paced, keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Forbes weaves together history, culture, and adventure seamlessly, making for a truly immersive reading experience. If you love a good adventure story set in an exotic location, this book is a must-read.

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In an age when women were expected to remain at home, entertain, and rear children, Rosita Forbes elected "to boldly go where no one had gone before..." Like her older contemporary, Gertrude Bell , Forbes held a profound love of the vast desert and the people who lived there. That love shines out in this engaging travelogue of her November 1920 - February 1921 adventure. The expedition took her deep into the Libyan desert to seek a remote location, revered by local peoples, that was protected from outside intrusion. Forbes was the first European woman, and only the second outsider, to reach Kufara, amid trials of difficult travel, complications with camels, differing priorities of personnel, political intrigue, outright betrayal, climate hardships, and near-disastrous wanderings off the route when water was short or gone. Her sharing of the surroundings, situations, and cultural nuances makes the reader feel as if you were right there with her, shading your eyes as you await the capture of the sunrise or sunset mirage that will show the distant features you hope to locate. Join her entourage and travel along through the Libyan sands as she shares this historic journey of more than a thousand miles.

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