October 10, 2016

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By Ken Haley

He’s been expelled from Syria on suspicion of terrorism, been dragged from the Hungarian parliament in handcuffs and interviewed the editor-in-chief of al-Jazeera, all in the course of a extraordinary two-year trip by way of wheelchair throughout Eurasia. Walkley Award-winning journalist Ken Haley’s travels take up forty-one nations and in Emails from the sting he portrays lifestyles within the heart East because it fairly is, no longer because the media painting it, and attracts an fascinating parallel together with his personal lifestyles.

With nice humour, and never a touch of sentimentality, he lays naked his darkest instances, while he plunged over the precipice into insanity, and divulges the wanderlust that led him to the guts of the world’s sizzling spots.

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