The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East
Since his boyhood in Qadhafi 's Libya, and later as a reporter for more than thirteen years in cities stretching from Tehran to Marrakesh, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its contemporary history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. In The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday MacFarquhar shares a lesser known side of the region, the story he always wanted to file. MacFarquhar shows the daily lives and attitudes of people frequently obscured behind the curtain of violence: the stories of chefs and sex therapists, bloggers and academics struggling to reform on their own terms.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing
A very interesting analysis of the current state of affairs in several countries in the middle east. Said countries being Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It is sad to note that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juli1357 - LibraryThing
I've read a number of books about the Middle East. Of all those written by current and former bureau chiefs of major newspapers, this was the one I liked the least, primarily due to the writing style ... Read full review