The Monk of Mokha

ISBN9781524711382
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJanuary 23, 2016
Pages 352
AuthorDave Eggers
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.45 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

PAPERBACK

January 23, 2016

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. 

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. 

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ISBN9781524711382
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJanuary 23, 2016
Pages 352
AuthorDave Eggers
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.45 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. 

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. 

Buy The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

Exquisitely interesting… This is about the human capacity to dream—here, there, everywhere.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

“A true account of a scrappy underdog, told in a lively, accessible style... Absolutely as gripping and cinematically dramatic as any fictional cliffhanger.”

– Washington Post

“Remarkable… offers hope in the age of Trump… Ends as a kind of breathless thriller as Mokhtar braves militia roadblocks, kidnappings and multiple mortal dangers.”

– The Guardian