The Depiction of the Concept of Home in Travel Writing

Explores the concept of finding a “home” in a foreign land.

This essay will explore the representation of “home” in Margaret Laurence’s The Prophet’s Camel Bell and Wilfred Thesiger’s `Arabian Sands`. It will be argued that in both writers’ works the finding of a home in a foreign land occurs in the context of Western colonialism of the Middle East.