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

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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
"The shaddais the key difference between a pigeon (hamam) and a bathroom (hammam). Be careful, our professor advised, in the first moment of outright humor in class, that you don't ask a waiter, 'Excuse me, where is the pigeon''-or, conversely, order a roasted toilet." 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 Steeped in grammar tomes and outdated textbooks, she faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master Arabic, but also driving herself crazy.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
IDEBK
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O'Neill, Zora
Dewey number
910.917/5927
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.O68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • O'Neill, Zora
  • O'Neill, Zora
  • Women journalists
  • Travel writers
  • Arabic language
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • Arab countries
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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547853192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 931787
  • 08ddceb2-4d29-4434-abb4-022b414f4603
Publisher number
EB00615630
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)951807484
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All strangers are kin : adventures in Arabic and the Arab world, Zora O'Neill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547853192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 931787
  • 08ddceb2-4d29-4434-abb4-022b414f4603
Publisher number
EB00615630
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951807484

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