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When most Americans think about the Middle East, it tends to be in terms of war, oil, or some convergence of the two. In reality, of course, the region is rich with stories of ordinary but intriguing lives that have nothing to do with fanatacism, petroleum, or jihad. With The Belt, Ahmed Abodehman brings one of those fascinating stories to Western readers for the first time.
Like children for centuries before in his small Saudi Arabian village, Ahmed spent his youth steeped in traditional tribal culture-local legends, family ties, history, and tribal songs existed within and around him "like an inexhaustive fire." But even as he grew up in the ancient culture, Ahmed struggled to evolve with the modern society springing up around him. His story is at once a personal coming-of-age, a study of the coexistence of old and new, and a penetrating look at the religious, social, and intellectual forces at work inside the Arabian peninsula.
Ahmed Abodehman was known, from a young age, as the poet of his village. The Belt is a memoir told with a poet's touch, bringing to life all the sensuous detail of traditional Saudi Arabia, and all the uneasy realities of the move into modernity. The book's diverse cast of characters and rural, mountainous setting tweak our perception of the country as a land of nothing but deserts and nomadic Bedouins; Ahmed's own story of adolescence and the struggle to become a man offers a rare and valuable humanistic look at one of the most misunderstood areas of the world.
About the Author: Ahmed Abodehman was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Known since youth as the 'bard' of his village, he has lived in Paris since 1982 and is a poet, novelist and news correspondent for the Saudi daily al-Riyadh.
Title: The Belt
Publisher: Ruminator Books
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Ruminator Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2736035201
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Book Description Ruminator Books, US, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. Pages are clean and unmarked. Boards are clean and square. Binding is tight. Text block is clean. Dust Jacket is clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 30850
Book Description Ruminator Books, Saint Paul, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First printing. First edition, 2002. Hardcover in dust jacket, 149 pp., clean unmarked text, Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # s00019628
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Book Description Ruminator Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021886913552
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Book Description Ruminator Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111886913552