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The Resource The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East, Adam Valen Levinson

The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East, Adam Valen Levinson

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The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East
Title
The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah
Title remainder
fear and love in the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Adam Valen Levinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. 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
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DGU/DLC
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Valen Levinson, Adam
Dewey number
956.05/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valen Levinson, Adam
  • Middle East
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The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East, Adam Valen Levinson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 349 pages
Isbn
9780393608366
Lccn
2017026967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991535924
Label
The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East, Adam Valen Levinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 349 pages
Isbn
9780393608366
Lccn
2017026967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991535924

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