Amazir: A Novel of Morocco by Tom Gamble

By Tom Gamble

An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males in order to take them throughout Morocco and northern Africa, to come across the tough realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the fervour of a love for a similar younger French girl. choked with motion, personality and terribly shiny neighborhood color, it is a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.

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The air was still cool, the sky a striking blue. Summerfield recognised it as the colour certain locals used, not only for their clothes but also in the decorative work of objects and buildings. The blue seized one’s vision in an otherwise dominantly pink city—from the earth of the date groves beyond the city gates that sheltered the caravans from the south, to the great pale-pink ramparts surrounding the city and the colour of the palaces and the sprawling, rickety hovels of the medina within.

There was also the writer in Summerfield that seemed to lead him on: the writer and the rebel. For Wilding noted that the Englishman often referred to himself as one who hadn’t followed the usual path. Most of the time, Wilding understood it was a cynical reflection on the British class system, and Summerfield’s particular trouble in fitting in. Other times he was sure that Summerfield had a damned big inferiority complex: Summerfield, the boy from a modest background who’d gone through the grammar school system, meeting with the invisible barriers at a later stage during university—language studies apparently.

But Soumia didn’t finish. Instead, as they approached the trap, she stared at something across the square. Three ragged children from the medina had appeared, shouting noisily. ‘Hmm—up to no good,’ muttered Soumia. ‘Come, Jeanne. Do not tarry. ’ But the three children seemed to head straight towards them. ’ said Soumia. ’ The driver, Mohammed, offered his hand for Jeanne to step in just as the children arrived. Mohammed turned to them, his voice low in a failed attempt to scare them off. ’ ‘God will be merciful to you!

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