"I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn’t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn’t I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn’t I survived fainting in a San José brothel? Hadn’t I once arrived in Ireland with only $10 ...
المزيد عند كتب مصر
أفضل سعر لـ The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen من كتب مصر فى مصر هو 182 ج.م.
طرق الدفع المتاحة هى
دفع عند الاستلام
تكلفة التوصيل هى 10 ج.م., والتوصيل فى خلال 5-8 أيام
تباع المنتجات المماثلة لـ The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen فى
مع اسعار تبدأ من 108 ج.م.
أول ظهور لهذا المنتج كان فى أغسطس 19, 2014
من بين المنتجات المماثلة لـ The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen أرخص سعر هو 108 ج.م.
من مكتبة أَلِف
وصف كتب مصر
"I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting
dark. I was tired. I didn’t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn’t
I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn’t I survived
fainting in a San José brothel? Hadn’t I once arrived in Ireland with only $10
in my pocket and made it last two weeks? Surely I could handle a walk through
an unfamiliar town. So I took a breath, tightened the black scarf around my
hair, and headed out to take my first solitary steps through Sana’a."-- from
The Woman Who Fell From The Sky
In a world fraught with suspicion between the Middle East and the West, it's
hard to believe that one of the most influential newspapers in Yemen--the
desperately poor, ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, which has made has
made international headlines for being a terrorist breeding ground--would be
handed over to an agnostic, Campari-drinking, single woman from Manhattan who
had never set foot in the Middle East. Yet this is exactly what happened to
journalist, Jennifer Steil.
Restless in her career and her life, Jennifer, a gregarious, liberal New
Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity in 2006 to teach a
journalism class to the staff of The Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful,
ancient, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager reporters
and the challenging prospect of teaching a free speech model of journalism
there, she extends her stay to a year as the paper's editor-in-chief. But she
is quickly confronted with the realities of Yemen--and their surprising
advantages. In teaching the basics of fair and balanced journalism to a staff
that included plagiarists and polemicists, she falls in love with her career
again. In confronting the blatant mistreatment and strict governance of women
by their male counterparts, she learns to appreciate the strength of Arab women
in the workplace. And in forging surprisingly deep friendships with women and
men whose traditions and beliefs are in total opposition to her own, she learns
a cultural appreciation she never could have predicted. What’s more, she just
so happens to meet the love of her life.
With exuberance and bravery, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky offers a rare,
intimate, and often surprising look at the role of the media in Muslim culture
and a fascinating cultural tour of Yemen, one of the most enigmatic countries
in the world.