Sunday, September 30, 2012

Di Cintio's "Walls" Gets Rave Review

Marcello Di Cintio is a hell of a writer. He's one of Canada's only true travel writers, a modern day Bruce Chatwin. Marcello journeyed to the Sahara and West Africa to capture the stories of nomadic people in his first book (Harmattan). For his second book, he learned Farsi, wrestled with Persians and discussed poetry to unearth the link between creativity and combat in Iran (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into Iran).

His third book, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, is an extraordinary feat of reportage and political narrative as he documents the stories of people and their families that live in worn torn nations and are divided by walls. It is a gripping, timely read.

Marcello gets a deserved rave review in the Globe and Mail. Read it here.

Better yet, buy it here.

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