Garment Of Destiny

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Item#: 9781988025346
Author Daar, Abdallah
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Inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Dr. Abdallah Daar, world-renowned transplant surgeon, scientist, bioethicist, global health expert, and true international, shares the stories of his remarkable life and career inGarment of Destiny.<
>Daar's story is joyful and inspiring, humorous and thoughtful, hopeful and triumphant - and, at times, harrowing. It is one man's honest attempt to answer the question "Who am I and what do I share with the rest of humanity?" Daar takes the reader on an absorbing journey to Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Zanzibar, South Africa, Idi Amin's Uganda, London, Oxford, the Middle East, the U.S., and finally, Canada, meeting slaves, royalty, great heroes, Nobel Prize winners, and mass murderers along the way. It is an exploration of the many facets of identity - and a plea to resist the forces that are wrenching people apart on racial, political and religious lines.<
>"Dr. Daar's remarkably inspiring life reminds us to focus not on what keeps us apart, but on what we all have in common. We share much in common, most importantly our struggle with the construction of our identities. We are both displaced persons who have crossed major thresholds of culture, geography, and professions.Garment of Destinywill make a huge contribution to the necessary dialogue about how we survive these polarized, fractured times. I highly recommend reading this incredible book." -Izzzeldin Abuelaish , author ofI Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity