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Book Review: Tripoli the Mysterious by Mabel Loomis Todd (1912)

After looking at Agnes Newton Keith’s ‘Children of Allah’ (1966), we go back to 1912 to ‘Tripoli the Mysterious’ by Mabel Loomis Todd, where she explores culture, politics and history in Libya’s gateway to the Sahara. When the Italians arrived at Tripoli in 1911, many foreign workers left behind a country and life they adored...