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Can one person revitalize a country while sharing its history with the world? Mokhtar Alkhanshali is trying to do just that.
In his new book, The Monk of Mokha, Dave Eggers (author of The Circle and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) tells the true story of Alkhanshali’s journey to inspire coffee cultivation in Yemen.
It’s a thrilling work that documents an ambitious young man connecting with his ancestral country, along with his mastery of coffee production and the experience of being in Yemen during the outbreak of the Yemeni Civil War. …