What a powerful and informative memoir. It’s an unfortunate truth that Westerners are largely naive to the history of the Middle East and the Islamic Revolution. Still today there are the same prejudices of labelling whole countries as terrorists or fundamentalist, or thinking that the Middle East has been stagnant in its customs for centuries.
First I should admit that this was the pick of my Book Club last month and not something I found myself or was recommended. The reason I mention this is that I experienced this book with no prior knowledge of the author or storyline and I didn’t even take the time to look at the
Alain de Botton has a new book out titled ‘Religion for Atheists’. Recently he gave a wonderfully controversial TED talk called ‘Atheism 2.0’ and last week he was here in Melbourne to talk as a guest of The Wheeler Centre. Of course I went along, expecting some sort of explanation and must admit that I
You may have already heard of Steak and BJ Day, it’s supposedly the heterosexual male’s answer to what they deem as a holiday where they get short changed; Valentine’s Day. The argument is that Valentine’s is all about pampering the ladies and keeping yourself out of trouble, so why not have a ‘Men’s Valentines Day’