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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky - An American Journalist in Yemen-logo

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky - An American Journalist in Yemen

Jennifer Steil

Restless in her career and her life in general, Jennifer Steil, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity to teach a journalism class to the staff of the Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful, old, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager reporters and the enticing prospect of spreading democratic journalistic ideals there, she extends her stay to a year as the paper's editor in chief. But she is quickly confronted with the conservative realities of Yemen-and their surprising advantages. She discovers unexpected benefits in the concealment behind the modified burqa she wears. In teaching the basics of fair and balanced journalism to a staff that included plagiarists and polemicists, she falls in love with her career again. In confronting the blatant mistreatment and strict governance of women by their male counterparts, she learns to appreciate the strength of Arab women in the workplace. And in forging surprisingly deep friendships with women and men whose traditions and beliefs are in total opposition to her own, she learns a cultural appreciation she never could have predicted.

Restless in her career and her life in general, Jennifer Steil, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity to teach a journalism class to the staff of the Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful, old, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager reporters and the enticing prospect of spreading democratic journalistic ideals there, she extends her stay to a year as the paper's editor in chief. But she is quickly confronted with the conservative realities of Yemen-and their surprising advantages. She discovers unexpected benefits in the concealment behind the modified burqa she wears. In teaching the basics of fair and balanced journalism to a staff that included plagiarists and polemicists, she falls in love with her career again. In confronting the blatant mistreatment and strict governance of women by their male counterparts, she learns to appreciate the strength of Arab women in the workplace. And in forging surprisingly deep friendships with women and men whose traditions and beliefs are in total opposition to her own, she learns a cultural appreciation she never could have predicted.
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Restless in her career and her life in general, Jennifer Steil, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity to teach a journalism class to the staff of the Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful, old, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager reporters and the enticing prospect of spreading democratic journalistic ideals there, she extends her stay to a year as the paper's editor in chief. But she is quickly confronted with the conservative realities of Yemen-and their surprising advantages. She discovers unexpected benefits in the concealment behind the modified burqa she wears. In teaching the basics of fair and balanced journalism to a staff that included plagiarists and polemicists, she falls in love with her career again. In confronting the blatant mistreatment and strict governance of women by their male counterparts, she learns to appreciate the strength of Arab women in the workplace. And in forging surprisingly deep friendships with women and men whose traditions and beliefs are in total opposition to her own, she learns a cultural appreciation she never could have predicted.

Language:

English

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

49:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

42:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:27