Memoirs Of A Dervish : Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties (Paperback)

Author: Irwin, Robert

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Publisher Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Mfg Part# 9781861979919
SKU 226448257
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1861979916
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
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Editors Note "This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book."—The IndependentIn the summer of 1964 Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment. There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam, and received an initiation as a faqir. He learnt the rituals of Islam in North Africa and he studied Arabic in London.Political violence, torture, rock music, drugs, Oxbridge intellectuals, first love, and losses are all part of this story from the 1960s.Robert Irwin is one of the best known writers on the history and culture of the Islamic world.
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