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*The key poem, "To Taste the Oil" was originally published by The Voices Project, went on to be featured at the University of Colorado's "Eye Contact" event as an audible poem.
To Taste the Oil: The Flavor of Life in the Middle East
Published By Into The Deep Books, June 2014
The West does not understand the Middle Eastern mind. Cultures clash because the latter is rooted in traditions stemming back more than 2,000 years with its roots buried as a palm’s in the desert sands of caravans, trade routes, and the door of faith.
Christians of the Middle East are largely a forgotten people in the West. The author paints word pictures in snapshots, scenes from events in life which are passages—marriage, baptism, death, burial.
Her poetry answers questions about how life in the Middle East is viewed:
- What is it like to live through numerous wars?
- Why do Christians from the Middle East live in diaspora?
- How do those in the Middle East live in peace?
- What is it like to have been a Bedouin, and later forced to settle down?
Married to a Christian from Nazareth, Israel, Kelly Jadon writes To Taste the Oil as seen through American eyes.
Praise for To Taste the Oil:
To Taste the Oil :
- an important book for visitors to the Holy Land
- beneficial to soldiers being deployed to the Middle East and those preparing to reside in the Middle East
- intriguing reading for book clubs
- educational reading for university and high school cultural, historical and literature classes
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Reader Review: Kelly dips her ladle of life into the minds, hearts, and souls of many of those living in the Middle East. She explores from the minutia of meals to the broad areas of their immigration, emigrations and integrations into and out of various societies. Her book is laden with few words, but many insights, into the lives of our distant non-relatives.~Tony De Angelis, ACB, CL