Aditi Belame Kumar

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Author Aditi Belame Kumar migrated with her parents to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when she was only three years old. She spent her childhood growing up on camel farms, often joining her veterinarian father out on the field. Leaving the UAE in pursuit of career aspirations, it was only upon returning as an adult that Aditi came to truly appreciate her upbringing, and come to the realisation that the camel is the unheralded and underappreciated (at least by outsiders) centrepiece of the UAE’s ethnographic and historical identity.

Humr An-Na’am: Treasure of the Desert, is a moving tribute to the desert’s unsung hero, revealing how the former beast of burden has emerged from the shadows of neglect following the invention of the motor vehicle, to once again be at the heart of the UAE’s identity.