Desert Encounter (Danish: Ørkenen Brænder) is a book written by the Danish journalist Knud Holmboe who had converted to Islam.
Desert Encounter describes a trip across the Sahara made in 1930 by Knud Holmboe in an old Chevrolet. In the book he condemns the colonial regimes of North Africa and particularly the Italian colonial government that terrorized the Muslim population in Libya. Desert Encounter was immediately banned in Fascist Italy. Suspicions that Knud Holmboe was murdered by Italian intelligence because of the book's content have never been verified.
Published by Darf Publishers Ltd, 1931.
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