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The Last Caravan
The Last Caravan
By Thurston Clarke
Putnam, 1978, 286 pp

The Sahel drought and the consequent destruction of the nomadic Tuareg way of life are graphically rendered in this moving narrative, which sets the experiences of several families against a backdrop of universal hunger and dispossession. The busy relief workers, inquisitive tourists, and indifferent governments interrupt but do not halt the drought-induced disintegration.