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Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue by Paul Bowles
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Feb 11, 08

Read in February, 2008

Even if you aren't traveling in a Muslim (or non-Christian country), read these essays if you want a good view into the mind of an expat writer grappling with his Western understanding of the non-Western world. The pieces on Morocco are great, particularly "Africa Minor" and "The Rif, to Music". It's fascinating to watch Bowles veer from orientalist stereotyping to a profound desire to grasp and respect the culture of North Africa, particularly as he narrates his quest to record native music from every corner of Morocco.
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