The Monk of Mokha


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The Monk of Mokha is the true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral home to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains. When war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen with only his hopes on his back.


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Weight 20.4 oz
Dimensions 9.4375 × 6.4375 × 2.1875 in

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