Pearling in the Arabian Gulf: A Kuwaiti Memoir

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Born in Kuwait in 1926, into a distinguished Kuwaiti family of pearl merchants and seafarers, Saif Marzooq al- Shamlan describes the final generation of the pearling industry from 1900 to the slump of the 1930s, when the development of the Japanese cultured pearl led to economic disaster for the people of the Gulf.

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Saif Marzooq al-Shamlan comes from a distinguished Kuwaiti family of pearl merchants and seafarers. He worked for the Ministry of Information and has presented television programmes on the history of Kuwait. Peter Clark has translated several books from Arabic. He worked for the British Council for thirty-one years, mostly in the Arab world, and is now a freelance translator and consultant on Middle East cultural affairs.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Arabic

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