Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
Plume | ISBN 0452267455 | 1992-01-01 | PDF | 288 pages | 1.31 MB
Horwitz has the touch, the ability to astutely capture the ludicrous essence of an experience while filling in all the pertinent socio-historic details. He chews qat with the Yemenis, plays soccer with the Sudanese Dinka refugees and listens to an endless refrain of "You are the perfume of Iraq, oh Saddam" in Baghdad. Horwitz' eye and wit are equally sharp, and his book is an exceptionally good read.