In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt (Paperback)
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In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt (Paperback)

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Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East traveling through a region in revolt. In a Time of Monsters bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from the West's interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786498632
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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“I didn’t really know what to expect from this novel, but having read an excerpt I found myself drawn to this interesting, different person who was speaking of her return to the UK after spending a long time in the Middle East, and it felt so refreshing. I”

I didn’t really know what to expect from this novel, but having read an excerpt I found myself drawn to this interesting, different person who was speaking of her return to the UK after spending a long time in the... More

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“Brilliant”

I was looking forward to reading ‘In a time of monsters’ from the moment I saw it. Though initially I thought the price was a bit much, after reading this book I no longer think that, it was a brilliant insight into... More

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“Informative”

I looked forward to reading this book and I wasn't disappointed. Emma Sky has a natural way of connecting with both local people and officials on her travels from Tunisia to Kyrgyzstan. The book highlights and... More

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