Where the Paved Road Ends: One Woman's Extraordinary Experiences in Yemen

3.67 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781597977258: Where the Paved Road Ends: One Woman's Extraordinary Experiences in Yemen
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 2004, Carolyn Han left her comfortable life and position as a lecturer in English at Hawaii Community College and went to live in one of the most remote and mysterious places in the Middle East―Yemen, known in the West primarily for providing a haven for terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. The previous year, she had sold her gold jewelry to travel with Bedouin by camel from Marib to Shabwa, and the life-changing experience opened the path for her to become the first American English instructor in Yemen’s wild tribal area, Marib.

Guided by fateful encounters and unfazed by warnings of danger, Han allowed her life to unfold as it might, with a sense of acceptance informed by the idea that whatever happens is meant to happen. Learning and understanding would come later. In this book, Han paints a vivid portrait of Yemeni customs, including their enjoyment of the stimulant qat and their proclivity for carrying AK-47s wherever they go, and she conveys what it was like to be a woman alone surrounded by a culture not her own. As the old saying goes, the teacher became the student, and through these pages Han allows readers a rare glimpse into a Bedouin culture that most will never encounter.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

CAROLYN HAN is the author of several books, including From the Land of Sheba: Yemen Folk Tales (Interlink Publishing, 2005) and three collections of Chinese folktales published in the 1990s by the University of Hawaii Press. She received a BA in English from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and an MA in comparative literature from San Diego State University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 29.95
US$ 20.80

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carolyn Han
Published by Potomac Books Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 2004, Carolyn Han left her comfortable life and position as a lecturer in English at Hawaii Community College and went to live in one of the most remote and mysterious places in the Middle East - Yemen, known in the West primarily for providing a haven for terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. The previous year, she had sold her gold jewelry to travel with Bedouin by camel from Marib to Shabwa, and the life-changing experience opened the path for her to become the first American English instructor in Yemen s wild tribal area, Marib. Guided by fateful encounters and unfazed by warnings of danger, Han allowed her life to unfold as it might, with a sense of acceptance informed by the idea that whatever happens is meant to happen. Learning and understanding would come later. In this book, Han paints a vivid portrait of Yemeni customs, including their enjoyment of the stimulant qat and their proclivity for carrying AK-47s wherever they go, and she conveys what it was like to be a woman alone surrounded by a culture not her own. As the old saying goes, the teacher became the student, and through these pages Han allows readers a rare glimpse into a Bedouin culture that most will never encounter. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781597977258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carolyn Han
Published by Potomac Books Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 2004, Carolyn Han left her comfortable life and position as a lecturer in English at Hawaii Community College and went to live in one of the most remote and mysterious places in the Middle East - Yemen, known in the West primarily for providing a haven for terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. The previous year, she had sold her gold jewelry to travel with Bedouin by camel from Marib to Shabwa, and the life-changing experience opened the path for her to become the first American English instructor in Yemen s wild tribal area, Marib. Guided by fateful encounters and unfazed by warnings of danger, Han allowed her life to unfold as it might, with a sense of acceptance informed by the idea that whatever happens is meant to happen. Learning and understanding would come later. In this book, Han paints a vivid portrait of Yemeni customs, including their enjoyment of the stimulant qat and their proclivity for carrying AK-47s wherever they go, and she conveys what it was like to be a woman alone surrounded by a culture not her own. As the old saying goes, the teacher became the student, and through these pages Han allows readers a rare glimpse into a Bedouin culture that most will never encounter. Seller Inventory # AAJ9781597977258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Han, Carolyn
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781597977258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books 7/1/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books 7/1/2012, 2012. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Where the Paved Road Ends: One Woman's Extraordinary Experiences in Yemen. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781597977258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 159797725X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.25. Seller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781597977258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 159797725X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 159797725X. Seller Inventory # Z159797725XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 159797725X. Seller Inventory # Z159797725XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 159797725X. Seller Inventory # Z159797725XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Han, Carolyn
Published by Potomac Books
ISBN 10: 159797725X ISBN 13: 9781597977258
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 159797725X. Seller Inventory # Z159797725XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book