Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes." By Victoria Clark.

So I've recently read the book, which gives Dresch's "A History of Modern Yemen" a run for it's money (albeit Dresch is more scholarly, and his writing more dense). I would recommend the book to anyone with a passing interest in Yemen, as its less than 300 pages addresses the main concerns in Yemen today, as well as gives a good background by providing the last 400 years of history (granted, a thumbnail sketch). For a review by the Economist, click here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Yemen on the Brink"

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is currently doing a four-part paper series on Yemen, two of which have already been published and can be downloaded here. Happy reading!

Nujood & Yemen

I have yet to read the Victoria Clark's book mentioned in this CFR article, but I have read Ali's "I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced" which is a good book on the whole, aside from an incredible amount of poetic license on the part of the ghostwriter (Nujood plans on reading the book for the first time this year).