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Book review: 'The Tenth Parallel' by Eliza Griswold
Book review: 'The Tenth Parallel' by Eliza Griswold

Blame it on the "tsetse fly belt" dividing north and south Africa. Or the schizophrenic monsoons in Asia. Blame it, Eliza Griswold suggests, on overweening hubris and nearsightedness. But don't blame the cultural divide between Islam and Christianity on those "whose faith is bound to their struggle for resources and survival." In "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam," the acclaimed journalist and poet details her experiences over the last decade within what is referred to as the "Torrid Zone," a politically fraught region that is home to 60% of the world's entire population of Christians and...

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