Background reading: The Middle East

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Heading to the Middle East? Here’s a handy list of background reading: Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger “Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary [1940s] journey through the parched ‘Empty Quarter’ of Arabia.” Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran by Laura Secor “Will stand as a classic of political reporting; an indelible […]

Background reading: Africa

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  If you’re heading to Africa, here’s a handy list of background reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho “This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the […]