The Opposite of Indifference: A Collection of Commentaries
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The opposite of indifference is an absorbing collection of socio-political commentaries. The first female Editor in Chief of an English-language newspaper in the Gulf takes a hard and dispassionate look at national and international issues. The writer appears in her maiden work to resuscitate a gamut of collapsing beliefs

With a Foreword by Dr. Clovis Maksoud former ambassa...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 143 pages
Published November 17th 2011 by Dar Al Khaleej Printing & Publishing
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Iyiola
Very thought provoking, funny and insightful. Although a bit sentimental.

On Social Media
Too Much Twitter
“Social media sites did not create these revolutions, they merely advertised them, in the same way pamphlets and underground newsletters did in the past”
Pointing out its advantages (in relation to the Middle East revolutions), she also talked about social media drowning the important elements such as the social media not being the start of the revolution itself in the Middle East revolutions...more
Alexa Schoolar
This is the first time i have been the lucky winner of a giveaway on here and was very excited at the thought of reading then reviewing the book.
My initial thoughts were how different this is to anything i have ever read before, this could be due to the fact that i have not picked this genre of book much before.
The style the author writes in is a very original, almost chatty and friendly manner. The different subject matters she discusses are all in their own chapters, like extracts, which makes...more
Carol
I won this book on goodreads! Well written and put together, nice short essay chapters of her options on a variety of issues including Media, Politics Feminism, human rights, living green, several different countries and their problems to facebook and twitter. She pointed out many World issues that I wasn’t aware of and opened my eyes. The refection of 2010 was well put. She is truthful and factual about problems but also inspiring with her solutions and great analogies to put a different perspe...more
Tayyeba
This is the first book I have received from giveaways. Hopefully it will be a first of many.
The author uses some surprising points to make logical arguments. The book is easy to read and a page turner. Whether or not you agree with Taryam, you can't remain indifferent to the topics discussed. The book has induced me to be more knowledgeable about the world and its issues.
U
I have received this book for free on goodreads First Reads.

It's an interesting book to read. The articles are a variety of different topics. Some I enjoyed and connected with but I also found a few ones to be a little dull or too serious.

The article I liked the most was "Emirati The Local Expat".
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Won this from the Goodreads First Read giveaway. review to follow as soon as I get it..
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Aysha Taryam, the first Middle Eastern female Editor-in-Chief of an English language newspaper - The Gulf Today - embodies the twin qualities of a writer and a liberal campaigner. Taryam, a member of the family that owns the famous UAE-based media house Dar Al Khaleej. A voracious reader with a piercing eye for details, the author is high on facts and higher on arguments. The articles, erudite and...more
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