Arresting God in Kathmandu

I have a weakness for books and for some reason, it manifests itself strongest while I’m traveling and walking through little bookshops with titles in foreign languages or locally-published editions you know you won’t find elsewhere. I’ve been guilty of carrying extra pounds in the past so I’ve become a bit more selective but as they say, old habits die hard.

One of the books I came across in Nepal that I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to elsewhere was “Arresting God in Kathmandu” by rising Nepali-born writer Samrat Upadhyay.

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Bedouin Bookshop Kioske

You might have passed by this kioske with the big Coca Cola sign on it while driving down Basman Street to the bustling historic downtown area of Amman, but did you ever stop by and take a look inside?


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