My Year in Oman: An American Experience in Arabia During the War On Terror by Matthew Heines

My Year in Oman: An American Experience in Arabia During the War On Terror

byMatthew Heines

Kobo ebook | October 10, 2014

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In this true story about life in the Sultanate of Oman during the initial years of the War On Terror, the author leaves the United States after the events of September 11th. He takes a job as an English teacher in a small town on the country's sparsely populated and picturesque seacoast.

In My Year in Oman, the first book of his American Experiences in Arabia series, the author uses vivid imagery, humor and detailed descriptions to take the reader from the cramped classrooms of a small college dominated by an anti-American British faculty, who suspect he is a spy, to the sandy white beaches of the Oman coast and the majestic Hajar Mountains.

The author also learns the intricacies and the delights of the Indian culture after he encounters a female professor while attending a conference at a college in the capitol city of Muscat, far away from his remote college town on the coast.

"I finished your book yesterday, and I want you to know how much I enjoyed it. You did a great job describing the country, the people, the contrasting cultures, and your relationships..."


Bellevue, Washington

I wanted people to understand what the Omani culture was really like, but I also wanted people to see the places, to breathe the warm sea air and feel the sweat from the oppressive humid heat against the coolness of the open sea as I undertook solitary snorkeling trips into the Gulf. I wanted to share the Arabian desert at night, the dawn and the height of noon-day. I wanted people to experience my first mornings eating breakfast in a five-star hotel watching the dark blue waves hitting the brown sand beaches of the Gulf of Oman as the temperature intensive sun climbed into the sky.

However, more than the story itself, I hope the insights I am able to offer about Oman's history, and the stories of my interactions with the Omani's themselves will give the reader a more accurate understanding of the Arab Culture than they might learn anywhere else, or in such an entertaining way. I hope that with the understanding, we might someday be able to relate to each other in a more humane and civilized fashion.

Matthew D. Heines

Title:My Year in Oman: An American Experience in Arabia During the War On TerrorFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:heinessightLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:099087933X

ISBN - 13:9780990879336