The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah

Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD34823
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541407688
Narrator/s: Vikas Adam
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

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Author(s): Adam Valen Levinson
Genre: Travel

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Author(s): Adam Valen Levinson
Narrator(s): Vikas Adam
Genre: Travel
Product Number Z100127537
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541427686

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