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Riassunto: Drawn back to the Yemen by idyllic memories of ancient cities, spectacular mountains and most of all, the dreamy afternoons spent chewing the stimulant leaf of the qat tree, Kevin Rushby set out to travel the old trade route from the highlands of Ethiopia to Yemen. The journey is at times dangerous, often comic; and by accepting the invitation to take qat at every opportunity, the author encounters a wonderful array of characters - criminals, Islamic scholars, an exorcist and the mysterious Cedric, the travelling companion from hell who offers to help Rushby find a dhow across the Red Sea. This is the story of a journey, but it also unveils the rich and varied culture surrounding the drug, qat. Legal in the UK but banned in the US, experts variously claim it to be as mild as tea or as addictive as cocaine; in the Yemen it is central to the life of the country, and Rushby explores as he goes our attitudes towards substance abuse and addiction.
Dall'editore: " Eating the Flowers of Paradise is an account of extraordinary journeyings in a corner of the earth which remarkably enough has eluded investigation by explorers until this time. It abounds with fascinating and exciting fresh material presented in a style comparable to the accepted classics of travel in Arabia and the Middle East." --Norman Lewis
"If you never chew a leaf in your life, this rollicking tale of high adventure should give you a hint of how it feels." --The Independent on Sunday (London)
"Rushby is a fearless and sociable traveller....There are many amusing episodes and good jokes in this engaging book." --The Tablet (United Kingdom)
"Pure joy from beginning to end." --Wanderlust (United Kingdom)
Titolo: Eating the Flowers of Paradise: A Journey ...
Casa editrice: Robinson Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Robinson Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria BB00051060B
Descrizione libro Robinson Publishing, 2003. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP28839663
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001177372
Descrizione libro Robinson Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-182-79-4060814
Descrizione libro Robinson Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2680021982