Rumi; One of a Million
About the Book
The fascinating autobiography of a man living in Libya during the years when oil was discovered there. The work he achieved made a huge contribution to the development and transformation which "black gold" brought to the country. Following the tracks of his journey from one oil refinery to another the reader travels between Fezzan, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica. A natural and vunerable landscape of undeniable intensity is revealed upon the pages, as he passes from locust storms of almost biblical proportions to meeting populations such as the Tuareg, who even today are still cloaked in legend. It is a vivid account of the meeting between East and West.
About the Author
Simone Umberto Mirulla was born in Tripoli, and in 1956 began working there as the sole technician in charge of planning and building coastal plants to store fuel and lubricant. He received several honours for his work, including the Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana, and the Medaglia d'oro del premio Fedeltà al lavoro della Camera di Commercio, Industria e Artigianato della Città di Roma. He currently lives in Rome with his wife and three children.