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North Africa and The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (ENG 4 - Sato): Web Resources

Resources for exploring the role of setting in The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles.

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Google Advanced Search -  In the advance search, along with your search terms, enter .edu or .gov in the box labeled "Search within a site or domain:". 

Information on educational and governmental websites tend to have more reliable information.

North Africa Websites

A list of select North Africa related websites. 


Africana Age - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

Imperialism:  Africa - Internet History Sourcebooks Project, Fordham University

African Timelines - Humanities Department, Central Oregon Community College

African Voices - Smithsonian Natural Museum of History

European Imperialism: France - Casahistoria

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles - Website dedicated to the author of The Sheltering Skys

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  • Accuracy (Is it free from mistakes and errors?)
  • Authority (What are the qualifications of the author?)
  • Objectivity (Is there any strong bias?)
  • Currency (Is the information up to date?)
  • Coverage (To what extent is the topic explored?)

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