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Simplistic perceptions of the Islamic world quickly dissolve in 40 Days & 1001 Nights as globetrotting American belly dancer, author and filmmaker Tamalyn Dallal takes you on an unforgettable journey.
To understand a people, you must live among them for 40 days.
~Arabic proverb
Without an agenda or expectations, Ms. Dallal sets out to live in five Islamic cultures for 40 days each. She finds herself in the tsunami-ravaged city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, then ventures deep into the Egyptian Sahara to the Siwa Oasis, where donkey carts are the main form of transport. She follows a beautiful song to the forgotten island of Zanzibar, where sun and surf crash against a tumultuous past. Next, she lands in Jordan, a peaceful kingdom and haven for refugees from strife-torn lands, and finally spends 40 days in China's largest province, the predominantly Muslim Xinjiang Autonomous Region.
 
Join the adventure, release your fears and gain a new perspective on a wide slice of our world that we hear so much and know so little about. You will be surprised, delighted and sometimes shocked at the fascinating web of true-life tales told by this 21st century Scheherezade.
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