WATCH | Tales of the Middle East from explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Iraqi booksellers
Be regaled by tales of the lifeblood of Iraqi culture through literature and the wartime adventures of one of the world's greatest modern explorers.
Born in England in 1944, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been named the “world’s greatest living explorer,” by the Guinness Book of Records. He's travelled the Arctic poles, canoed wild rivers and spent time as a captain in Oman during the war.
On the other side, Iraqi booksellers have become a fountain of knowledge and creativity for the country's literary scene - an sphere constantly threatened by terrorism and censorship.