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The Resource All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill

All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill

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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world
Title
All strangers are kin
Title remainder
adventures in Arabic and the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
Zora O'Neill
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If you’ve ever studied a foreign language, you know what happens when you first truly and clearly communicate with another person. As Zora O’Neill recalls, you feel like a magician. If that foreign language is Arabic, you just might feel like a wizard. They say that Arabic takes seven years to learn and a lifetime to master. O’Neill had put in her time. Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy. She took a decade-long hiatus, but couldn’t shake her fascination with the language or the cultures it had opened up to her. So she decided to jump back in—this time with a new approach. Join O’Neill for a grand tour through the Middle East. You will laugh with her in Egypt, delight in the stories she passes on from the United Arab Emirates, and find yourself transformed by her experiences in Lebanon and Morocco. She’s packed her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humor, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. From quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets to the lively buzz of crowded medinas, from families’ homes to local hotspots, she brings a part of the world that is thousands of miles away right to your door. A natural storyteller with an eye for the deeply absurd and the deeply human, O’Neill explores the indelible links between culture and communication. A powerful testament to the dynamism of language, All Strangers Are Kin reminds us that learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Zora
Dewey number
910.917/5927
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.O68
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Neill, Zora
  • O'Neill, Zora
  • Women journalists
  • Travel writers
  • Arabic language
  • Arab countries
  • Women journalists
  • Travel writers
  • Arabic language
Label
All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Egypt. Empty talk ; Inside the word factory ; A prophecy ; Two tongues ; See what we did ; Where's your ear? ; Days of rage ; Hidden fingers ; Illuminating the house ; Graduation day -- The gulf. Knowledge village ; Practical, fashion, extreme ; When your ear hears ; Eau de Facebook ; What he did not know ; Heritage club ; The best people ; Supreme poets ; Develop! -- Lebanon. The new Beirut ; What is the rule? ; We don't talk about politics here ; Almost a dead language ; Your mother ; Easy-- but not good ; The weird uncle ; Pierre and his friends ; We have not taught the Prophet the price ; Land of thorns -- Morocco. Daddy, Mommy, Gramps ; The place where the sun sets ; You pour the tea ; God is beautiful ; Speaking Mexican ; Let's chat in Arabic ; Sweet sensation ; Up in the old hotel ; What is the name of this? Crossing the bridge
Control code
sky274895785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780547853185
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015020508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 06/16
Label
All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egypt. Empty talk ; Inside the word factory ; A prophecy ; Two tongues ; See what we did ; Where's your ear? ; Days of rage ; Hidden fingers ; Illuminating the house ; Graduation day -- The gulf. Knowledge village ; Practical, fashion, extreme ; When your ear hears ; Eau de Facebook ; What he did not know ; Heritage club ; The best people ; Supreme poets ; Develop! -- Lebanon. The new Beirut ; What is the rule? ; We don't talk about politics here ; Almost a dead language ; Your mother ; Easy-- but not good ; The weird uncle ; Pierre and his friends ; We have not taught the Prophet the price ; Land of thorns -- Morocco. Daddy, Mommy, Gramps ; The place where the sun sets ; You pour the tea ; God is beautiful ; Speaking Mexican ; Let's chat in Arabic ; Sweet sensation ; Up in the old hotel ; What is the name of this? Crossing the bridge
Control code
sky274895785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780547853185
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015020508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 06/16

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