Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel (Hardcover)

Memoirs of a Camel

By Kathleen Karr

Two Lions, 9780761451648, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004



Ali is a young camel in Egypt when he is captured by humans. Determined to "work, but never surrender," he earns a reputation as a disobedient animal and is sold to an American colonel. The year is 1856 and Ali soon finds himself in Texas as part of the U.S. Camel Corps. Crossing the landscape of 19th century America, Ali learns to balance his pride with the needs of his new companions, and slowly matures into a noble creature.

Compellingly written from the camel's point of view, this unusual book offers a fresh and unusual perspective on a little-known slice of American history.