Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard

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To better understand the cultural issues and paradoxes facing Iranians and Afghans today, the author travels from the underground dance parties of Tehran to the opium dens of Afghanistan's Helmand province. Along the way he discovers traces of a vibrant, pre-Islamic Persian culture still alive and well.
Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard is Nicholas Jubber’s unconventional and captivating journey through modern Iran and Afghanistan - a journey which sheds light on present day conflicts through the prism of a thousand year old poem, the 11th-century epic, the Shahnameh ("Book of Kings").

Travelling from underground dance parties in Tehran to the opium dens of Helmand province, Jubber discovers traces of the vibrant, pre-Islamic, Persian culture that is still wholesome and blossoming today.
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Weight 0.442000
Author Jubber, Nicholas
Availability POD
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780306818844
Pages 368
Published 04/05/2010
Publisher Perseus Group
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 15x23cm
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