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The abu dhabi bar mitzvah fear and love in the modern Middle East

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 11:48 hrs
    Voix de: Vikas Adam
    Publisher:
    Recorded Books, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: Tantor Media; Adam, Vikas
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2017
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    Copyrighted
    2017
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    Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.

    Sujet(s): TRAVEL / General | Travel
    Éditeur original: Old Saybrook, Conn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781541427686