About this book
In this memoir, Irwin looks back on his 1960s exploration of Algiers and Algeria, where he encountered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam and received initiation as a faqir. He contrasts the contexts of England (the new culture and the hippy trail) with those of Algeria (bombs and guns and mysticism).
For many children of the sixties a 'journey to the East' was a necessary rite of passage. In this memoir, the author contrasts the contexts of England - the new culture and the hippy trail - with those of Algeria - bombs and guns and mysticism.