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Cool for at A Yemeni Journey Two Countries Two Times When author Peter Mortimer was commissioned to write a play about the little known Arab Riot between Yemeni and British seamen at the Mill Dam South Shields in 1930 he decided to take the long trip to Yemen itself in search of inspiration Undeterred by post 11 September government warnings Mortimer set off and found an extraordinary and surprisingly Anglophile country Cool for at documents this journey during which Mortimer pieces together how the riots of 1930 arose and considers their relevance to the Western attitude towards Muslims today Back in the UK Mortimer's investigations into the 1930 riot reveal a society with many striking similarities to current times Then as now Muslim immigrants were treated as scapegoats for all manner of ills tabloid newspapers drummed up prejudice and the powers that be often used fear to disguise their own economic failings Cool for at is a thought provoking controversial and often humorous document of one man's travels through a country about which little is known in the West Read in Yemen

  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Cool for at A Yemeni Journey Two Countries Two Times
  • Peter Mortimer
  • English
  • 23 October 2014
  • 9781840189469

About the Author: Peter Mortimer

Professor Peter Mortimer is a consultant dermatologist working at both St George's Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London He is also Professor of Dermatological Medicine to St George's University of London He has spent most of his professional life in the research and clinical practice of lymphoedema and related disorders of the lymphatic system He is a founder of both the Lymphoedem


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