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Since his boyhood in Qadhafis Libya, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity.

In this book, he introduces a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocating a less political interpretation of the Koran. MacFarquhar interacts with Arabs and Iranians in their every day lives, removed from the violence we see constantly, yet wrestling with the regions future. These are people who realize their region is out of step with the world and are determined to do something about it—on their own terms.

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Neil MacFarquhar is that rare and wonderful thing, a Middle East correspondent who not only speaks Arabic but also grew up in the region. This experience infuses his book — the product of 20 years of reporting — with the wit, insight and eye-rolling exasperation of a near-native. MacFarquhar maintains that "the constant, bloody upheaval that captures most attention has become the barrier limiting... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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A New York Times correspondents affectionate, irreverent portrait of the Middle East hes known since childhood—an unexplored place hidden behind the usual headlines

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A New York Times correspondents affectionate, irreverent portrait of the Middle East hes known since childhood—an unexplored place hidden behind the usual headlines

About the Author

Neil MacFarquhar served as New York Times Cairo bureau chief from 2001 through 2005 and is now its UN bureau chief. His Mideast expertise predates his Cairo assignment: he grew up in Libya and covered the region for the AP, including stints in Israel and Kuwait. An Arabic speaker, his expertise in the region has led to appearances ranging from national television news to the Tribeca Film Festival. He is the author of a novel, The Sand Café (PublicAffairs), about Gulf war correspondents marooned in a Saudi hotel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586486358
Subtitle:
Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East
Author:
Macfarquhar
Author:
Macfarquhar, Neil
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Middle East Politics and government 1979-
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1 in 21.5 oz

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