‘A wonderful and sometimes devastating book … sophisticated, nuanced, fair-minded and yet very hard hitting’ SIMON KUPER, author of SOCCERNOMICS
‘This will transport you to Qatar and teach you with humanity and empathy some of the dark truths about globalisation’ BEN JUDAH, author of THIS IS LONDON
‘John McManus is a remarkable, compelling writer’ RORY STEWART, author of THE PLACES IN BETWEEN
‘Wise, well informed, fair-minded and honest’ PETER OBORNE, author of THE ASSAULT ON TRUTH
AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF LIFE IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST NATIONS AHEAD OF THE FIFA 2022 WORLD CUP
Just 75 years ago, the Gulf nation of Qatar was a backwater, reliant on pearl diving. Today it is a gas-laden parvenu with seemingly limitless wealth and ambition. Skyscrapers, museums and futuristic football stadiums rise out of the desert and Ferraris race through the streets. But in the shadows, migrant workers toil in the heat for risible amounts.
Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth by John McManus
English | 2022 | Business Culture | 5 MB