Eating the flowers of paradiseEating the flowers of paradise: a journey through the drug fields of Ethiopia and Yemen
Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1999.
ISBN: 0006530885 ISBN13: 9780006530886 Edition: (pbk.)
Summary:Lured by idyllic memories of ancient cities, spectacular mountains
and, most of all, dreamy afternoons spent chewing the psychoactive
leaves of the qat tree, Kevin Rushby set out to travel the old "Qat
Road" from the highlands of Ethiopia to Yemen. It was to prove a
fascinating and dangerous journey, peopled with an extraordinary
array of characters - criminals, Islamic scholars, an exorcist, and
the mysterious Cedric, the travelling companion from hell. Eating the
Flowers of Paradise combines classic travel writing with an
explanation of the rich and varied culture surrounding the drug qat.
Legal in the U.K. but banned in the U.S.; experts variously claim it
to be as mild as tea or as addictive as cocaine. In the Yemen, it is
central to the life of the country, and, as he goes, Rushby explores
our attitudes towards substance abuse and addiction.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-317) and index.
Africa -- The Red Sea -- Arabia -- A Qat Glossary and Consumer's
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: xii, 322 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Edition Info: (pbk.)
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