By Eugene Fromentin
Among Sea and Sahara is without doubt one of the nice classics of travel-writing in regards to the heart East. Fromentin's masterpiece is an emblem of 19th century Europe's fascination with the Orient and a story of ardour and experience set in Algeria within the 3rd decade of French colonization. it is a compelling eyewitness account of the rustic and its humans, wondering France's--and his own--presence there. In his wish to catch the essence of this global on paper in addition to canvas, Fromentin unearths a lot in regards to the roots of this colonial dating, the repercussions of which may nonetheless be felt this day.
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This is the last preserve of Arab life—the very heart of old Algiers. I know of no spot for conversation that’s more out of the way, cooler—more suitable. One part of the crossroads has been done away with, the one facing south, so that you have right at hand, as lively counterbalance to the shade, a quite vast empty stretch ﬁlled with sun and with a view of the sea. The charm of Arab life is invariably made up of these two contrasts: a dark nest surrounded by light, an enclosed space from where there’s an expanding view.
Good-bye, dear friend, for tonight. An absence begins whose length I don’t wish yet to establish. But rest assured, I haven’t come to the Land of the Lotus Eaters to eat of the fruit that makes one forget home. Mustapha, November T those who think of me as a traveler, go ahead and let them believe that I’m traveling. Tell them that I’ve gone and if they ask you where, answer that I’m in Africa: it’s a magic word that lends itself to suppositions and sets amateur explorers to dreaming. To you I can quite humbly tell things the way they are: I like this country, it’s quite enough for me and for now I won’t go any farther than Mustapha d’Alger, in other words a stone’s throw from the beach where the ship deposited me.
They fought each other in Between Sea and Sahara I their mother’s womb, and the ﬂames of their funeral pyre will go oﬀ in separate directions, antipathy surviving in their very ashes. Basically, the Arabs—our neighbors, at least those who are on our side—ask for little. Unfortunately, that little, we are incapable of granting them. They ask for the integrity and tranquillity of some permanent place of their own, wherever and as small as it may be, whether in the city or in the countryside, even if required to pay rent as they’ve done for three centuries for both good and bad under the Turks, who weren’t up to us as landowners.
Between Sea and Sahara: An Orientalist Adventure by Eugene Fromentin