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, ...

The Belt 2002, Ruminator Books, Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9781886913554

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