An Insider’s Candid Look into the “Real” Middle East

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Former expat and author exposes the real Islamic world from an American perspective.

Author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur Taylor Kanafani brings a fresh insider’s look into the real Middle East as it’s never been told in Tulips at Canaan. She passionately exposes the real Islamic world from an American perspective who was “married into the culture” and actually coexisted in Muslim, Druze, and Christian Arab society.

For nearly twelve exciting years, Kanafani lived as an expat in three Middle Eastern countries: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Lebanon. Tulips at Canaan follows her experiences beginning in 1991 that launched her fascinating journeys. The first was in the land of Canaan (valley of Lebanon), in search of a few tasty meat pies and when she stumbled upon a Hezbollah paramilitary camp. In 2001, she discovered that underneath Dubai’s glam lies a dirty secret that’s been hidden from the world. Readers can witness her family’s near-miss encounter with Al Qaeda and the bombing campaign of their home in Riyadh in 2003 at the start of Gulf War II. Finally, the author chronicles the gripping episode of her family’s escape from the War of Lebanon in 2006.

Compelling and thought-provoking, Tulips at Canaan offers a refreshingly candid look at life in the Middle East, the extremities of faith and culture, as well as the plight of the women there. It will challenge readers’ belief system of race, religion, politics, and history in America beyond all preconceived notion of what society has embedded into people’s existence over time to finally witness the truth.

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About the Author
Taylor Kanafani is a world traveler and a professional public speaker. She has inspired many who are seeking to achieve their own “personal best” or solace—dealing with a traumatic divorce, troublesome teen, financial offers, her take on God’s blessed assurance, and how He’s already there for all—through her story.

Tulips at Canaan * by Taylor Kanafani
Memoir of a ''wannabe'' warrior
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 343 pages; 978-1-4500-5914-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 343 pages; 978-1-4500-5915-2

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