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Item Description: TANGIER MOROCCO, 1980. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is a super, fascinating original manuscript relic of one man's arrest and incarceration in the notorious Malabata Prison, in Tangier Morocco. Handwritten by American, James M. Dempsey, [in a self reference we learn he is 32 years old] he describes his initial arrest for 70 grams of hashish by Moroccan authorities and then the intimate details of his experience in the prison. The reader will be surprised to find James an erudite diarist with a fair bit of personality and spunk and no self pity for the extreme situation he finds himself in and the story of his survival of the experience. James' experience in many ways has a positive side and he has many good relationships within the prison walls. However he does come into contact with another prisoner, Kelly, who evolves into a hated antagonist who has James dreaming of Kelly's murder at one point. Truly a unique narrative. Beginning May 27, 1980 he writes about 50 well filled pages of narrative and drawings of the prison grounds, building, etc. There are also a few pages for addresses of contacts in the book. In 1984 Dempsey returned to Morocco to have another look around; that takes up another 4 pages and then a final diary note dated 1987. There are several other pages at the end with some of Dempsey's thoughts. Overall this is a fascinating look into the psyche and soul of an interesting eclectic adventurer. Overall the 6 x 4 inch book is G+. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0001911

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