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Laurence Deonna, translated by Corinne Borel
ISBN: 978-0-89410-710-8
ISBN: 978-0-89410-711-5
1991/201 pages


Reportage and interviews by the first woman journalist allowed free access to the peoples and places of Yemen. Deonna offers both verbal and photographic images of this largely traditional society. Traveling from capital to village, from coast to desert, Deonna talks, and looks, and takes her pictures. She encounters kindness, courtesy, curiosity, and an ancient civilization, troubled, proud, but moving deliberately into the modern world. Seventy-five black- and-white photographs; 35 illustrations in a 24-page full-color section. First published in French in 1982.


Laurence Deonna is a foreign correspondent, writer, and photographer who has written extensively on the Near and Middle East. She is committed to peace and human rights and was awarded the UNESCO Peace Education Prize.