Monday, July 16, 2007
“Expat Harem's Editors are Alexa de Tocquevilles”
Latest praise for Expat Harem comes this time from the Middle East. Muhammad Yusuf recently reviewed the book for THE GULF TODAY newspaper, a national English-language daily based in the United Arab Emirates and popular with the country’s large expatriate population.
Referencing 19th century French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, Dubai-based Yusuf lauds Expat Harem’s cultural analysis: “A rip-roarer of a guide to understanding Eastern and Western social values. It is a travelogue of lessons...an invaluable companion for the person who is concerned with the battle between the West and East...precious insights...an amazingly useful reverie on the relationship between the sexes... For those willing to look beyond Turkey and its foreign women expats, it also has a larger lesson. It is one of accommodation between the Eastern and Western cultures.”
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