Garment Of Destiny: Zanzibar To Oxford: A Surgeons Global Quest For Identity And The Ties That Bind

September 29, 2018|
Garment Of Destiny: Zanzibar To Oxford: A Surgeons Global Quest For Identity And The Ties That Bind by Dr. Abdallah Daar
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Dr. Abdallah Daar - world-renowned transplant surgeon, scientist, bioethicist, and global health expert - is a Tanzanian born into Swahili culture, with ancestral roots in Arabia, the Caucasus Mountains, and Ethiopia. Chronicling his exploration of these multiple identities, this memoir takes us on a journey to Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Zanzibar, South Africa, Idi Amin''s Uganda, London, Oxford, the Middle East, the United States, Canada, and beyond. We meet slaves, royalty, great heroes, Nobel Prize winners, and mass murderers. It is an impassioned call to resist the polarization that is wrenching apart people of different âraces,â cultures, and religions. Inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, The Garment of Destiny is a remarkable story that explores the many facets of identity, its formation, and who controls it. Do we build our own identity or is it the culmination of how other people see us? âI believe that there is no clash of civilizations,â says Daar, âbecause we have one human civilization.â
Dr. Abdallah Daar was born in Tanzania and educated at Oxford University. He taught and worked as a transplant surgeon at Oxford before moving to the Middle East, where he helped to build two new medical schools. He is currently a professor of clinical public health, global health, and surgery at the University of Toronto. He has worke...
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Title:Garment Of Destiny: Zanzibar To Oxford: A Surgeons Global Quest For Identity And The Ties That Bind
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.94 X 5.98 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.94 X 5.98 X 0.79 in
Published:September 29, 2018
Publisher:Barlow Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988025346

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