Zora O'neill: All Strangers Are Kin

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Known for her food writing (her Roving Gastronome blog) and travel writing (several Lonely Planet guides), Zora O’Neill goes further with both of these in depth, empathy, and literary quality in her book on learning Arabic and traveling in places where it is spoken, All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World..

“At a time when politics dominates our view of the Middle East, O’Neill has found a different port of entry: the language. An enthusiastic and resourceful student of Arabic, O’Neill captures both the richness of the language and the ways in which it allows an outsider to connect with common people all the way from Morocco to the Persian Gulf.” —Peter Hessler

"Part travelogue, part Bildungsroman, part ethnography, this work is as intricate and nuanced as the Arabic language itself. O'Neill masterfully weaves together vignettes, linguistic musings, and a colorful cast of thousands into an always-thoughtful, often hysterically funny paean to a part of the world about which most Americans remain woefully ignorant." —Suketu Mehta
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company