As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey by Robert L. Brenneman

By Robert L. Brenneman

The Kurds are the most important ethnic staff on the planet with out their very own place of birth, numbering approximately 30 million humans divided between Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Originating as rural nomads residing within the mountains, the Kurds have reworked into an city entity in the center East. Brenneman, who has lived and performed long term fieldwork one of the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, provides a wealthy arc in their tradition and reports from old to fashionable occasions. the most recent variation contains unique and up to date debts of middle and altering elements of up to date Kurdish tradition, together with human rights demanding situations, advanced ethnic identification, women’s roles and gender matters, kin and group dynamics, various spiritual practices, transition from oral culture to literacy, and struggles to defeat the Islamic kingdom. Questions for dialogue on the finish of every bankruptcy inspire readers to imagine deeply approximately what it potential to be a proud ethnic workforce struggling with for sovereignty and recognition.

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