Voices of Jordan


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Hurst & Co.
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Rana F. Sweis is a Jordanian journalist covering political, social and refugee issues in the Middle East, most often for the New York Times. She is also the founder and managing director of Wishbox Media, a provider of media training, research services and creative storytelling packages. She holdsan MA from George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.


"A vivid, varied and revealing portrait of a country often ignored by Western media. All of the Arab world's pressures are here: unemployed youth, religious extremists, Syrian refugees, and a restive population competing to shape the future of Jordan." -- Deborah Amos, international correspondent for NPR News

"An exquisite mosaic of personal lives, social commentary, political insight, and historical context. Sweis has brought Jordan to life with deep sensitivity and a world-class journalist's penchant for nuance. The result is a true masterpiece of story-telling." -- Wendy Pearlman, author of We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

"With the Arab world in turmoil, the testimonies of ordinary men and women are rarely heard. Sweis has given a powerful voice to those people who really matter. This beautifully written book should be read by everyone who cares about the future of human society."-- Fabian Hamilton MP

"In a sea of books on the Middle East, Voices of Jordan is a rare gem. Sweis builds on a formidable reputation as one of the best international reporters in the Middle East, with the sharpest eye for detail and an instinct for the human stories that really count." -- Tim Sebastian, television journalist

"To understand a society as rich, complex and important as Jordan's means understanding its people. This enlightening book allows a range of Jordanian voices to express themselves clearly, so that we can truly hear them."-- Sir Ciar�n Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council

"A delight to read because of the sensitivity, sincerity and pure grace with which Sweis describes the character, lifestyle, dreams and disappointments of those she interviewed."-- The Jordan Times